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Depreciation for local farmers brought forward

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Farmers across the Parkes electorate can now claim a tax deduction on all capital expenditure on water facilities, fodder storage assets and fencing incurred since the 2015 Budget was handed down at 7:30pm on 12 May 2015.   Farmers can fully deduct the cost of water facilities and fencing in the year they are purchased and deduct the cost of fodder storage assets over three years.   ... Read more...


NBN Rollout Progresses

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The NBN will begin construction in areas covering an additional 3,400 premises in the Gulgong and Wellington areas in coming months as the company expands its multi-technology mix rollout. The company is expanding the rollout of its fibre to the node network, with an additional 168,000 premises due to start construction nationwide between July and September 2015.   The suburbs included in ... Read more...


Youth allowance changes to give local families better support

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Abbott Coalition Government will introduce more generous means testing arrangements for youth payments from 1 January 2016 to give families in the Parkes electorate better opportunities to support their children from school to further study, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said today.   “The Coalition Government will remove the Family Asset Test and Family Actual Means Test fro... Read more...


Country towns receive boost to attract doctors

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Towns throughout the Parkes electorate are among 450 country towns who will find it easier to attract doctors under an overhauled GP Rural Incentives Program, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said.   Under changes announced by Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, some 450 country towns will receive increased subsidies to attract and retain doctors.   Mr Coulton said an ... Read more...



Monday, 25 May 2015

There has been a significant amount of discussion in the community of late around the growing use of crystal methamphetamine, known as ‘ice’. Last week, Assistant Minister for Health, Senator The Hon Fiona Nash, visited Dubbo where she undertook a community consultation with local professionals and organisations involved with tackling drug and alcohol issues across Western New South Wales. &... Read more...