Coulton’s Catch Up 19th May

 Last week the Government reaffirmed its commitment to the Green Army. This is great news for the Parkes Electorate. Not only will the Green Army have a practical, beneficial environmental outcome, it is also a part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy. Young people will gain hands on experience and valuable training while making a…

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Coalition’s first budget delivers for Agriculture

 The Coalition Government is demonstrating its commitment to support the agriculture sector and regional communities as a key driver of the Australian economy. Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that despite a dire fiscal environment, the Federal Government will deliver on $150 million in election commitments to strengthen the sector and drive farm gate profitability…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 12th May

 The Coalition has made the largest-ever investment in the professional development of the long day care sector. The Long Day Care Professional Development Programme will provide $200 million for eligible services to assist in up-skilling and training early childhood educators. This will help the industry to transition to changes and new regulations that have been…

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Funding to restore Lightning Ridge cemetery

 Indigenous heritage will be strengthened in Lightning Ridge thanks to $70,000 in funding to restore a historic cemetery. Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion and Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the announcement was part of the Australian Government investment of $1.6 million this financial year in 18 projects across Australia through the Indigenous Heritage Programme…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 5th May

 There has been a lot of noise over recent weeks about the Budget and what this will mean for specific sectors of our society. There are a number of key facts to remember as speculation rises prior to the Coalition’s first Budget following the election. Number 1: No one who is elected to Government wants…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 28th April

 It has now been some months since a boat has arrived on Australian shores with people travelling from Indonesia seeking asylum. This is an incredibly important achievement of the Abbott/Truss Government because it flies in the face of all of those on the extreme left who said that it could not be done. No boats…

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Coulton’s Catch-up 21st April

The Prime Minister has taken some important steps in the right direction with trading partners to our North in recent weeks. Our diplomatic relationship with the emerging and established powers in Asia is multi-faceted and complicated. Advancing Australian interests in our region is vital for our future and a methodical and steady approach to diplomacy…

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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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