Coonabarabran Centre for Milky Way Discovery

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the contribution of nearly $8 million by the Federal Government to the Hermes instrument at Coonabarabran would provide further insight to scientists seeking to improve our knowledge of the Milky Way. Mr Coulton attended the launch of HERMES (High Efficiency and Resolution Multi-Element Spectrograph) along with his…

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Coulton Congratulates Horizon Recipients

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton says that two out of 16 Scholarships through the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation have been awarded to young scholars from the Parkes Electorate. Mr Coulton congratulated Felicity Taylor of Moree and Jack Scifleet of Binnaway on receiving the Horizon Scholarship. “The Horizon Scholarship is awarded to undergraduates…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 14th April

I strongly encourage those with an interest in Australian agriculture and agribusiness to make a submission to the Federal Government’s White Paper. The White Paper will drive policies in the agricultural industry into the future and is concerned with profitability and boosting Australia’s productivity. The White Paper will be an essential base in the development…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 7th April

 The Rudd/Gillard/Rudd Labor Governments did the Australian a great disservice by claiming over and over that they achieved a Budget surplus. The truth is the last time a Federal Labor Government delivered a surplus was back in the 1989-1990 Budget. The elected representative for the Federal Seat of Longman, 23 year old Wyatt Roy, has…

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Investing in Murrin Bridge community services

 The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities through the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, with funding of $115,000 for Murrin Bridge. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion and the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said today a key priority for the Government  was to ensure as…

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ANZAC Day For The Troops 2014

 Anzac Day is an important occasion when Australians reflect on the courage of the men and women who have served in our name, particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Australia’s military history and our contribution to the maintenance of international peace and security are rightly revered. For over a decade our troops have…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 31st March

 Nothing is clearer to Australians during a drought than the importance of water in sustaining us. I am very pleased that areas of the Electorate have received some rain over the last several weeks but I am still conscious of those areas that have missed out.  Our hopes are with those families, that they find…

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$200,000 boost delivered in Parkes Electorate through Community Development Grants Programme

 The Australian Government is delivering for the electorate of Parkes through the newly established Community Development Grants Programme. Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced the Australian Government has delivered$200,000 for the development of the Cobar Skate Park Entertainment Hub. Mr Briggs said the…

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Greens are a Steak short of a Barbeque

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has hit out at the campaign to make this a “Meat Free Week” and has encouraged his colleagues to instead attend a “Free Meat Week” barbeque at Parliament House. “This petty campaign against meat producers is simply an ill-conceived attempt to turn Australia into a meat free country,” said…

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