Coulton’s Catch Up 26th May

 For the first time in Australian history the Federal Government will be offering a mechanism, similar to the HECS scheme, to young people taking up a trade. The Trade Support Loans will begin from 1July 2014 and this is great news for the regions. The Trade Support Loans will consist of a loan up to…

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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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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 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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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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