Murray-Darling package to support local jobs, assets

Photo Caption (L-R): Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt, Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. With a $515,000 grant under the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program, Moree Plains Shire Council will develop a business incubator and co-working space. The Murray–Darling Communities Investment Package means…

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Parkes to Narromine Inland Rail complete

Photo Caption: Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, marking the completion of the Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail. History was made at Peak Hill today when the final…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – All matters health and Indigenous communities, Checking in with Mungindi, Peace of mind in Gular, Restarting the business events sector

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton at Gulargambone Pre-School with Committee Member Jodie Peart, Treasurer Belinda Moeris, Director Amii Marchant and Gulargambone Central School Principal Michael Spora. Gulargambone Pre-School will benefit from $87,525 in Federal Government funds for security enhancements. All matters health and Indigenous communities It’s been another productive week on the…

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$44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program – last call for applications

Just one week remains for businesses, governments, industry and communities to propose ideas that improve local connections with Inland Rail under the Australian Government’s $44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program (II Program). Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the II Program would help those with big…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Hotspot model in the works, National Agricultural Workers Code, Youth taking action

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes said the Government has welcomed the New South Wales, Victorian, South Australian, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory governments’ decision at National Cabinet to adopt a binding, enforceable National Agricultural Workers Code that will ensure Australian famers can keep feeding and clothing us while also protecting the health of…

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Connectivity to drive $15.6 billion annual increase to agriculture sector

New research released today demonstrates the critical role of ubiquitous NBN connectivity in supporting economic growth across Australia’s agriculture sector now and into the future. The research, which is part of NBN Co’s Connecting Australia series, found that internet-enabled technologies could add $15.6 billion to the agriculture sector’s gross value of production each year, making…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Resumption of Parliament, Border issues need practical solutions, Show of support for ag field days, Assistance for sporting champions

Resumption of Parliament With the resumption of Parliament last week, came extra care with physical distancing and other measures to protect against the risk of COVID-19 spreading – it was good to see so many Members of Parliament and staff being extra cautious. Some MPs, unable to travel to Canberra for health reasons or COVID-19…

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Feedback encouraged on Inland Rail environmental impact statement – North Star to border project

North West New South Wales residents are encouraged to have their say on the North Star to Border (NS2B) leg of Inland Rail, through the release of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) by the NSW Government. Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said progressing the…

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