Small capital projects receive big boost from Coulton

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today announced Commonwealth Government funding for four small capital projects delivering social benefits to communities in and around Dubbo, Narromine, Trangie and Warren. The funding announcements are a result of Round 1 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. The purpose of the programme is to improve local…

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$4.5m for Maayu Mali Residential Rehabilitation Centre

The Australian Government will provide $4.5 million over three years for Moree’s Maayu Mali Residential Rehabilitation Centre to help this vital service in NSW’s north-west meet its operating costs. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the funding announced today built on the $3 million the…

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Nationals secure big win for small business

The Nationals as part of the Coalition Government has fought hard to back small business by delivering major changes to misuse of market power provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act (CCA). Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the Coalition Government reforms to the CCA were a big win for the thousands of…

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Mobile Black Spot Programme rollout schedule updated on new website

Rural and Regional Australians will now be able to access up-to-date information on the rollout of round 1 of the Coalition Government’s $160 million Mobile Black Spot Programme. A new website, launched by Telstra, provides detail on the construction status and timing of the 429 new or upgraded mobile base stations being constructed by Telstra…

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Applications invited for community heritage projects

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is inviting local organisations that need support to preserve and conserve important Australian heritage to apply for a Community Heritage Grant. Managed by the National Library and funded by the Australian Government, the Community Heritage Grants program provides grants of up to $15,000 each to help local organisations preserve…

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Coulton supporting men’s health and wellbeing in Dubbo

Dubbo’s Community Men’s Shed Inc has marked the inaugural “Men’s Shed Week” with a visit from Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton. The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) in conjunction with the Bipartisan Parliamentary Friends of Men’s Sheds Group was happy to announce the very first Men’s Shed Week encouraging sheds across Australia to invite…

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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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