Coulton Champions Polio Survivors in Parliament

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has co-launched a clinical practice resource module “The Late Effects of Polio Managing Muscles and Mobility” with parliamentary colleague Catherine King. Mr Coulton, a Parliamentary Patron of Polio Australia, said that he was pleased to be able to support the organisation in promoting awareness about the difficulties polio survivors…

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Streamlining Assessments for Home Support Services

 The Australian Government is making it easier for older Australians to access the care they need to remain living in their own home through new home support assessment arrangements. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Government is calling for tenders to deliver around 240,000 assessments to people seeking aged care support in the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 27th October

 Scrapping the carbon tax has delivered families and businesses in New South Wales the biggest drop in electricity prices on record. The ABS has released the Consumer Price Index for the September Quarter 2014 -the first outcome since the Coalition scrapped Labor’s damaging carbon tax. These figures revealed that electricity prices had the largest fall…

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Coulton: Biosecurity Essential to Agriculture

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has slammed commentary that biosecurity arrangements should be transferred from the Department of Agriculture to the Border Security portfolio. In a speech to the Federal Parliament Mr Coulton said that changes of this nature would be detrimental to the integrity of Australian agriculture and biosecurity. “In some ways, being…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 20th

 Small business is not only the engine room for the national economy, it is also crucial to the long term viability of our regional communities. The Federal Coalition has announced a number of low cost measures to help small business as a part of the Abbott Government’s Australian Small Business Advisory Programme (ASBAS). The Government…

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Parkes Electorate to help shape Australia’s agriculture policy agenda

 Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, has welcomed Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce’s announcement that the Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper is now available for public comment. Mr Coulton said the Australian Government agricultural policy was focused on increasing returns at the farm gate. “The Coalition is continuing to deliver on its commitment to boost the competitiveness…

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Skilling Gwydir Students For Success

 Students in the Gwydir region will have the opportunity to learn useful vocational skills in the newly opened Gwydir Learning Region Trade Training Centre. The Gwydir Learning Region Trade Training Centre, with sites located at Warialda High School, Bingara Central School and at the Gwydir Shire Council, will allow secondary school students to earn qualifications…

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Securing Great Artesian Basin water

 Regional and remote communities will benefit from the Australian Government’s announcement of $15.9 million to extend the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative (GABSI). South Australia Senator and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Simon Birmingham said the Initiative was one of the most significant environmental projects in the nation. “The Great Artesian Basin…

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