Growing stronger regions across the nation
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
REGIONAL Development Australia (RDA) will greatly benefit from new appointments to each of its committees.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the three-year appointments will provide leadership to RDA organisations to develop a model where all three tiers of government work together.
“The RDA committees can play a key role... Read more...
Training Complaints Hotline
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has said that vocational education and training (VET) students now have a complaints hotline to bring rogue training providers to the attention of regulators.
“Our Government is taking firm action to crack down on unscrupulous and misleading behaviour by some training providers and brokers, and this one-stop-shop hotline will help stop the exploitatio... Read more...
Rogue Operators targeted with new regulations
Monday, 12 January 2015
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has said that new regulations introduced by the Federal Government and effective from 1 January 2015 are targeted at rogue operators within the training sector.
Mr Coulton said that there had been cases within the Electorate where training brokers had employed unscrupulous practices to sign prospective students up.
“Most training organisation... Read more...
MUSIC AND THEATRE TAKE TO REGIONAL STAGES
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, has announced over $2 million in funding to bring music, theatre and other arts experiences to regional and remote Australians.
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, welcomed the Australian Government’s funding for performance arts to tour in regional Australia.
“$340,783 will be provided to Circus Oz to bring the show But W... Read more...