$1.6m for students in western NSW

 High School students in western New South Wales will benefit from a $1.6 million investment from the Australian Government through the support programme Get Real. Secondary school students in the Dubbo area will have access to dedicated coordinators who can assist them with problems in or out of school that might affect their attendance or…

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Celebrate with Slim Dusty

 Lifelong Slim Dusty fan Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has called on all Australians to celebrate Slim Dusty Day on June 13 in recognition of the country singer’s impact on Australian life. Mr Coulton said that he had joined the campaign for a National Slim Dusty Day and felt that the movement had a…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 9th June

 The Coalition Government has released its Water Recovery Strategy for the Murray-Darling Basin. The Strategy outlines how the Government will return the Murray Darling Basin river system to health by recovering 2750 billion litres of surface water for the environment. It is essential that investment in our river system continues and I am pleased that…

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$600,000 To Fix Black Spots in Mid-Western Region

 The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build safer roads and a stronger economy through its record $500 million investment in the national Black Spot Programme. Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced funding of $600,000 to fix a dangerous black spot…

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Orana Toy Library

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has called on parents to get behind the Orana Toy Library in Dubbo by becoming a member and volunteering to ensure the service remains viable. Mr Coulton said that the Orana Toy Library was a great resource for families with a wide range of toys and games for all…

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Moree at National Forefront on Reconciliation

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated both the Moree community and Moree Plains Shire Council on taking the initiative on reconciliation. Mr Coulton spoke in the Federal Parliament about the success of the Moree Reconciliation Awards night held on the 30th May. “‘One of the highlights of the night was the testimonials by…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 2nd June

 The Abbott/Truss Government has taken another step towards delivering reform on inter-country adoptions. Adopting a child from another country is a very complex and lengthy process. The Government has recognised that this delay is not in the interests of the child who is being adopted or of the family who are looking to adopt. Prime…

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Make this Friday Fatality Free

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has encouraged residents in Regional New South Wales to consider road safety as the campaign for Fatality Free Friday continues into its eight year. Mr Coulton said that road safety is absolutely paramount in regional areas. “In the regions, safety on the roads is so important. Tragically, we lose…

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