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…

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…

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…

Coulton’s Catch Up 3rd March

 Last week the Australian Government completed an intergovernmental agreement between all jurisdictions on the Murray Darling Basin Plan. This Agreement included a commitment to cap water purchases at 1500 gigalitres and prioritise water infrastructure programmes. Both are key to binging balance back to the Murray Darling Basin discussion.   Many of the valleys in the Parkes…

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…

Drought Package Necessary and Available

 The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton welcomed the announcement of the Federal Government’s drought relief package. Mr Coulton said that areas in the North West had been dealing with drought for two years, and that the assistance would go some way towards ameliorating the situation. “The farmers in my Electorate are very tough, and…

Future of Agriculture vital to Region

 The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has encouraged residents in Western New South Wales to make a contribution to the Government’s White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness. “Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has decided to develop a White Paper on Agriculture so that we can seriously consider the future of the industry and how it can…