Applications invited for community heritage projects

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is inviting local organisations that need support to preserve and conserve important Australian heritage to apply for a Community Heritage Grant. Managed by the National Library and funded by the Australian Government, the Community Heritage Grants program provides grants of up to $15,000 each to help local organisations preserve…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 14 MARCH

Over the past few months I have been contacted by many constituents from across the federal electorate of Parkes expressing their concerns about the future direction of superannuation in Australia. The Federal Government recognises that superannuation is, by its nature, a long-term investment and considers it important that people have sufficient confidence in the system…

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Coulton supporting men’s health and wellbeing in Dubbo

Dubbo’s Community Men’s Shed Inc has marked the inaugural “Men’s Shed Week” with a visit from Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton. The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) in conjunction with the Bipartisan Parliamentary Friends of Men’s Sheds Group was happy to announce the very first Men’s Shed Week encouraging sheds across Australia to invite…

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Coalition investing in our small hort exporters

The Coalition Government is investing $800,000 to support horticulture exporters, in particular small exporters, by bolstering the number of industry-based Plant Export Authorised Officers (AOs) by more than one-third.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said by training up to 400…

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Inland Rail planning still a priority

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton remains confident that planning for the iconic Inland Rail project will remain a priority for the Federal Government following meetings he attended in Canberra last week.   Chair of the Inland Rail Implementation Group, John Anderson AO joined Mr Coulton in meeting with the newly appointed Minister for Infrastructure…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 7 MARCH

As someone who currently represents a third of rural and regional NSW, I understand how valuable local news services are to my constituents.  They not only keep locals informed but also tell the stories of our regional communities.   Because of this I welcome the most significant changes to media laws in a generation that…

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Local community helping to keep Australia clean

This Sunday individuals, families and volunteer groups will come together on Clean Up Australia Day to tackle waste and litter in communities throughout Western New South Wales (NSW).   Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, said that protecting the natural environment, particularly waterways, is an important priority for the Australian Government.   “The Australian Government…

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