School competition to honour Australia’s Vietnam Veterans

Following the 49th anniversary of the bloody Battle of Long Tan, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today encouraged the region’s secondary schools to participate in the Australian Government’s Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans schools’ competition.   The competition encourages students in Year 9 and 10 to explore the service of Australia’s Vietnam veterans, and…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 17TH AUGUST

Last week I returned to a rather icy cold Canberra for the first week of Federal Parliament sitting since the winter break.    As anticipated, it was a very busy week with the appointment of a new Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon Tony Smith MP and a special joint Coalition party room…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 10TH AUGUST

It goes without saying that when Federal Parliament returns from its Winter break, there will be many issues on the table for extensive consideration and debate.   Before this occurs, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge my colleague, the late Don Randall MP, who sadly passed away last month.    Don was…

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Landcare grants open in NSW Central West region

At the 2015 Nyngan Ag Expo over the weekend, the Central West Local Land Services invited landholders to apply for grants totalling $860,000 to undertake projects that support sustainable agriculture and the environment.   The grants are supported with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and managed locally by the Central West Local…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 3RD AUGUST

I was very pleased to host the Regional Higher Education Forum in Narrabri last week alongside the Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Education and Employment, Senator Bridget McKenzie.   The meeting was attended by parents, students and people interested in education from a range of different locations within the Parkes electorate.  Representatives from…

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