Mark Coulton MP, Federal Member for Parkes

Coulton’s Catchup 03 March 2017


26 May, 2014  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 regio... Read more
19 May, 2014  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 ... Read more
12 May, 2014  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 tr... Read more
05 May, 2014  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 e... Read more
28 April, 2014  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 th... Read more
22 April, 2014 The Prime Minister has taken some important steps in the right direction with trading partners to our North in recent weeks. Our diplomatic relationship with the emerging and established powers in Asia is multi-faceted and complicated. Advancing Aust... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up 14th April
14 April, 2014 I strongly encourage those with an interest in Australian agriculture and agribusiness to make a submission to the Federal Government’s White Paper. The White Paper will drive policies in the agricultural industry into the future and is concerned with profitability and boosting Australia’s productiv... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up 7th April
07 April, 2014  The Rudd/Gillard/Rudd Labor Governments did the Australian a great disservice by claiming over and over that they achieved a Budget surplus. The truth is the last time a Federal Labor Government delivered a surplus was back in the 1989-1990 Budget. The elected representative for the Federal Se... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up 31st March
31 March, 2014  Nothing is clearer to Australians during a drought than the importance of water in sustaining us. I am very pleased that areas of the Electorate have received some rain over the last several weeks but I am still conscious of those areas that have missed out.  Our hopes are with those fami... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up 24th March
24 March, 2014  In April last year I invited the then Shadow Minister for Veteran’s Affairs, Senator Michael Ronaldson to the Electorate to meet with Veterans to discuss the fair indexation of the Defence Forces Retirement Benefits (DFRB) and Defence force Retirement and Death Benefits (DFRDB) military supera... Read more
17 March, 2014  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 interne... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up 10th March
10 March, 2014  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 suc... Read more
03 March, 2014  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 infras... Read more
24 February, 2014  This week is DonateLife week and provides us with a great chance to have a conversation with our loved ones about organ and tissue donation.  This is the most important step in ensuring that your wishes are followed in the unfortunate e... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up 17th February
17 February, 2014  The drought continues to be the biggest ongoing issue in the Electorate with some areas being affected for two years now. I call on community members to support each other in these times of stress. I would also encourage farmers who are drought affected to resist the urge to “self-assess” w... Read more
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