Electorate office set for Broken Hill

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has received permission to open a third electorate office in Broken Hill and is advertising for staff. Mr Coulton welcomed the news from Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan after undertaking negotiations to increase his entitlement to three electorate offices based in Dubbo, Moree and Broken…

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Upgrade set for amenities block at Gulargambone Racecourse and Showground

The Trustee for Gulargambone Racecourse and Showground Trust has been successful in securing funding from the Commonwealth Government to upgrade the amenities block at the local showground and racecourse. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced $20,000 towards this upgrade project through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Mr Coulton…

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Win for local farmers with proposed backpacker tax rate cut

The proposed 32.5 per cent tax rate that was to apply to working holiday visa holders from July 1 will be slashed to 19 per cent following strong representations by The Nationals in Government. Federal Member for the electorate of Parkes Mark Coulton said the change recognised the importance of keeping regional economies strong. “Agriculture…

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Golden Wattle comes to the Central West

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre ‘Golden Wattle’ will hit the road to give people in Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo easy access to essential government payments and services in October. Minister for Human Services, Alan Tudge said the new vehicle demonstrated the government’s ongoing commitment to access to government services for all Australians, no matter…

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Dubbo Solar Farm a step closer to reality

Dubbo Solar Farm is one of 12 new large-scale solar PV plants set to be constructed across Australia, after securing $5.5 million in funding from the Coalition Government through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton welcomed the funding that will support Neoen Australia’s $55.6 million solar project. “The Dubbo…

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Coulton elected Deputy Speaker of the House

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has been elected to the role of Deputy Speaker in the House of Representatives for the 45th Parliament. The election of the Deputy Speaker occurred this afternoon as the Parliament sat for the first time. Mr Coulton, who was The Nationals’ chief whip for six years, brings nine years…

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Gwydir Industries on track for workshop upgrade

Gwydir Industries Incorporated has been successful in securing funding from the Commonwealth Government to undertake much needed upgrades of their rear workshop and furniture restoration rooms. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced $20,000 for Gwydir Industries through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Mr Coulton said that this upgrade…

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Disaster Assistance available for Western NSW following recent severe weather and floods

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today welcomed the activation of disaster assistance for local communities following recent storms and flooding in July. Assistance is being provided to the Bogan, Coonamble, Narromine and Warren regions through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Mr Coulton said he is dedicated to ensuring…

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