Coulton’s Catch Up 9th March

 The Intergenerational Report is a document prepared by Treasury officials to advise the Government and the Australian people of how our economy, population and national budget will change over the next 40 years. There has been a general awareness of our ageing population and the challenges presented by the ageing boom. The Intergenerational Report brings…

Bright Future for young people of Brewarrina

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton spoke in the Federal Parliament last week about the positive future available to young people from Brewarrina. Mr Coulton spoke about Brewarrina locas, Burra Mac, and his passion for photography and Nathan Johnson who is undertaking a fine arts degree at the University of Newcastle.  “These young men clearly…

Applications to upskill youth now open

 Businesses and community organisations in North West New South Wales can now apply for support to boost the skills of youth under youth stream pilot programmes through the Industry Skills Fund. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the Training for Employment Scholarships and Youth Employment Pathways are new ways of delivering skilled young employees…

Funding secured for Newell Highway improvements

 The Australian Government has announced funding to construct heavy duty pavement on the Newell Highway, including a widened centreline, between Mungle Back Creek and Boggabilla, under the National Highway Upgrade Programme. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Australian Government would provide $61.35 million and the New South Wales Government $15.35 million to the…

$2.68 MILLION TO IMPROVE NATURAL DISASTER RESILIENCE

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has welcomed today’s Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of $2.68 million in projects to help better protect New South Wales communities from the threat of bushfire. Mr Coulton welcomed today’s announcement which will contribute: ·         $55,000 to Cobar Shire Council for a fire fighting water facility. ·         $10,000 to National Parks…

Australian Defence Force Pay

 The Australian Government understands that the work performed by members of the Australian Defence Force is unique and crucial to our nation and our security. In recognition of these unique circumstances, the Government has decided to increase the pay for ADF personnel to two per cent per annum, over the life of the agreement, with…

Coulton’s Catch Up 23rd February

 The importance of biosecurity has been highlighted over the last week following the linking of consumption of frozen berries with several cases of Hepatitis A across the country.  The Australian Department of Health is coordinating a national health response to this issue after cases were reported in Victoria, News South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.…