Polio Australia

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has met with Polio Australia in Canberra as a part of the ongoing campaign to eradicate Polio and to highlight the importance of services for those in the post-polio community. Mr Coulton said that Polio Australia is a very active group that works towards providing support to nearly 400,000…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 17th March

 When I was growing up, and even when my children were in their formative years, cyber safety was not really something that I had to worry about. In current times cyber safety is crucial not only for children but people of all ages. The internet is an incredible tool which has evolved remarkably over the…

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Pollies in the Pub at Wanaaring a Success

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, recently had the chance to catch up with some locals at Wanaaring to discuss issues affecting the community. Mr Coulton said that the “Pollies in Pub” format was particularly effective way for community members to engage with their elected representatives in an informal way. The session was held at…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 10th March

 The future of freight in Australia will be key to our productivity. This is why I am so passionate about the future of the Inland Rail. Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss came to Moree on Friday 7th March to attend the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Symposium. The Symposium was a great success and I…

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Mobile Phone Services

 I would like to speak tonight on mobile phone coverage and, in particular, mobile phone black spots. It has been a great frustration to me in the 6½ years I have been a member in this place that up until now there has not been one cent spent on mobile phone black spots. I can…

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Cambodia

 I too rise to speak on the motion brought to this House by Ms O’Neil. In 2008, as a new member, I was privileged to be part of a United Nations delegation that also included the member for Corio, the member for Forrest and Senator Siewert, to go to Cambodia and witness the elections in…

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Clontarf

 I rise to speak once again about the great work of the Clontarf Foundation. The Clontarf Foundation was first established in 2000 in Western Australia by Gerard Neesham, a former coach of the West Coast Eagles. It is an academy for Aboriginal boys in high school. From those beginnings with just 25 boys in 2000…

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Support the Programs that Succeed

 The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has praised the success of the Clontarf Foundation on being able to deliver successful outcomes in the field of aboriginal education and Closing the Gap. Mr Coulton said that he had become a supporter of the Clontarf Foundation over the last several years as he was able to…

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