Local Sheds recognised through National Shed Development Programme

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated Men’s Sheds at Condobolin, Coonabarabran, Trangie and Gilgandra on their successful grant applications through the National Shed Development Programme. Mr Coulton said that the Programme administered by the Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is designed to provide direct financial assistance to Sheds. “Direct funding for Men’s Sheds…

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Parkes Electorate producers contribute to the future of agriculture

 The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitment to build a more prosperous agriculture sector through its development of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. The Government is considering the issues identified during the first consultation stage of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper process. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the consultations included the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 21st July

 The Federal Government has allocated $35 million over 5 years for research into juvenile diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong auto-immune disease that usually occurs in childhood but can be diagnosed at any age. It is one of the most common chronic diseases in children and most newly diagnosed cases are in children under…

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Coulton meets Horizon Scholars in Canberra

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated four Horizon Scholarship recipients from the Parkes Electorate who travelled to Canberra this week. Mr Coulton met with Richard Quigley (Trangie), Kate Johnston (Moree), Jack Scifleet (Binnaway) and Felicity Taylor (Moree) who were in Canberra as a part of the Horizon Scholarship program. “These young people have…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 14th July

 Last week we saw another attempt from the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to disrupt an agricultural industry. The footage was strategically released and designed to sensationalize the mistreatment of sheep during shearing. PETA have shown their aggressive tactics before and the footage cannot be taken at face value. There…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 7th July

 An alarming study commissioned by Woolworths earlier this year showed some shocking statistics when it comes to knowing where our food comes from. According to the study of over 1600 children aged between six and 17 year olds more than 60% did not know that mint grows from the ground and 92% didn’t know that…

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