Coalition investing in our small hort exporters

The Coalition Government is investing $800,000 to support horticulture exporters, in particular small exporters, by bolstering the number of industry-based Plant Export Authorised Officers (AOs) by more than one-third.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said by training up to 400…

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Inland Rail planning still a priority

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton remains confident that planning for the iconic Inland Rail project will remain a priority for the Federal Government following meetings he attended in Canberra last week.   Chair of the Inland Rail Implementation Group, John Anderson AO joined Mr Coulton in meeting with the newly appointed Minister for Infrastructure…

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Local community helping to keep Australia clean

This Sunday individuals, families and volunteer groups will come together on Clean Up Australia Day to tackle waste and litter in communities throughout Western New South Wales (NSW).   Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, said that protecting the natural environment, particularly waterways, is an important priority for the Australian Government.   “The Australian Government…

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Funding for local groups to enhance local heritage places

Community groups across Western New South Wales are invited to apply for grants through the 2015-16 round of the Community Heritage and Icons Grants programme.   These grants are part of the Australian Government’s $1.4 million commitment to provide opportunities for community groups to engage with and raise awareness of places recognised on Australia's National…

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National Broadband Network rolling out across Dubbo

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has hosted a very constructive meeting with the Mayor of Dubbo, Councillor Mathew Dickerson and representatives from the nbn in his Dubbo office this week.   “Both Councillor Dickerson and I are very passionate about ensuring that every resident and business right across Dubbo can access the nbn network,”…

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Call for local submissions on ABC programming

Local residents are being encouraged to make submissions to a Senate inquiry into what they want from their ABC.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee is seeking submissions from local residents by the 26 February 2016 regarding their views on coverage and services provided by the…

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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…

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