Coulton’s Catch Up – Monday 7 October 2019

Backing councils to back rural communities Drought and building stronger regional communities were both on the agenda at the Orana Joint Organisation meeting in Narromine early last week. I was pleased to hear from member councils including Bogan, Gilgandra, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Warren and Warrumbungle Shire Councils about their local issues and priorities. Member councils…

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On-farm water infrastructure funds topped up by popular demand

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is pleased the Coalition Government’s top-up of a popular water infrastructure scheme will support primary producers dealing with drought in his electorate. The Government has added another $13.2 million to the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme following heavy demand in New South Wales. “Eligible farmers in my electorate…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – farm trespass laws, rural & regional health, National Water Grid

Tough new farm trespass laws Tough new farm trespass laws recently passed both houses of Parliament, which will protect our farmers from the unlawful actions of animal activists. I have heard from a number of farmers and constituents in my electorate who are deeply concerned about on-farm intimidation and attacks by out-of-line activists, including some…

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