COULTON’S CATCH UP 29 FEBRUARY

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has announced that this year’s federal election will be conducted on new House of Representatives electoral divisions in New South Wales (NSW).   This announcement has confirmed that the federal electorate of Parkes will increase in size from 256,000 square kilometres to approximately 400,000 square kilometres.    This means that…

COULTON’S CATCH UP 22 FEBRUARY

Following Warren Truss’ retirement as Leader of The Nationals and other movements in the Coalition Government over the past few weeks, the Turnbull Government Ministry has now been sworn in at Government House in Canberra.   These changes have resulted in some significant milestones for The Nationals including a brand new leadership team which, for…

New legislation to help farmers manage tough times

The Coalition Government has today introduced legislation delivering on a key Ag White Paper initiative to strengthen the Farm Management Deposit (FMD) scheme, enabling farmers to better manage during periods of uncertainty.   Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, has introduced…

Coalition boosts Dubbo with GRDC relocation

The Coalition Government has delivered on its commitment to relocate three Canberra-based rural research agencies to regional Australia, in a move that will boost local economies and strengthen communities.   Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, have today announced that the Grains Research and Development Corporation…