VET FEE-HELP Bill to push dodgy providers out of the market

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was pleased to speak on the Higher Education Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015 in the Commonwealth Parliament today.   Last month, the Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP introduced this legislation that will strengthen the protections for students in the Vocational Education and…

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Golden Wattle comes to Lake Cargelligo

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre, Golden Wattle, will hit the road to give people in Lake Cargelligo easy access to essential government payments and services in November.    Minister for Human Services, Stuart Robert said the Mobile Service Centre will visit towns from the Riverina to the Central West to offer Centrelink and Medicare…

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Moree restaurant named finalist in national awards

Moree’s very own New Bo Wa Chinese Restaurant was named a finalist in the Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS National Awards for Excellence held in Brisbane this week.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the awards showcase excellent restaurants and caterers from around Australia and demonstrate that we have world-class food…

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National Landcare grants open in the Western Region

Landcare and community groups in the Western Region are now able to apply for 2015 Western Region Small Land Management Grants totalling $408,000 to help care for the area’s natural environment and support sustainable agriculture.   Grants of up to $5,000 are available for individuals and groups to undertake a range of on-ground activities over…

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Specialist Domestic Violence Unit for Western NSW

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today announced that the Western New South Wales (NSW) Community Legal Centre in Dubbo will receive a grant of $1.11 million over three years to provide legal assistance and other support services to women who are experiencing domestic violence. Dubbo and the surrounding regions will benefit from this…

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Golden Wattle visits the West

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle will hit the road in October to give people in Western New South Wales (NSW) easy access to essential government payments and services.     Minister for Human Services, Stuart Robert said the Mobile Service Centre will visit towns across Western NSW at the start of October…

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TPP deal brings great potential to rural and regional NSW

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today welcomed the conclusion of negotiations of the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).   Mr Coulton is firmly of the belief that the TPP has great potential to boost agricultural markets and drive job creation and growth across rural and regional Australia.   “As someone who represents an…

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