Western region to reap the benefits of innovation boost

Businesses and communities across the electorate of Parkes stand to benefit from a more innovative Australia.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Australian Government’s new Innovation and Science Agenda includes a range of initiatives that will improve the well-being and quality of life in Australia’s regional and rural areas.   “The agenda…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 7TH DECEMBER

Following the Paris climate talks last week, local governments throughout the electorate of Parkes now have the opportunity to cut their energy bills and reduce emissions as part of a new a $250 million loan package under the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). Local councils could invest in clean technology across their operations,…

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New child care system to make life simpler for families

The Coalition Government this week introduced legislation to provide simpler, more affordable and flexible child care for families across Australia.   Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Coalition Government will invest almost $40 billion over the next four years to provide greater child care choices for more than 1.2 million families across Australia under…

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Coulton welcomes improved scrutiny of foreign ownership in agriculture

The Coalition Government’s robust new foreign investment regime came into effect this week.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton welcomes the regime that will improve scrutiny and transparency around foreign ownership of Australia’s agricultural production.   “The Government understands that the average farming business is smaller than other businesses and simply applying the $252…

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Commonwealth supports Indigenous arts and languages

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the announcement of more than $3 million of Commonwealth Government funding to support Indigenous languages and art in communities throughout Australia.   Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield this week announced 59 projects that will help keep Indigenous languages alive and showcase Australia’s traditional…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 30TH NOVEMBER

With only one parliamentary sitting week left for 2015, the Coalition Government is working very hard to address some of the key issues facing our communities.   One of these is mental health.  Last week the Coalition Government released its response to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programme and Services.  The…

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