Coulton secures election commitment for Cancer Centre

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has secured a $25 million election commitment for an integrated cancer centre that would be located at Dubbo Hospital. Mr Coulton welcomed today’s announcement that if the Coalition is re-elected to Government at the Federal election on 2 July 2016, a $25 million federal contribution will be made towards…

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Nationals secure another win for local farms and businesses

The Nationals have secured a win for local farmers and business operators with the Coalition Government this morning announcing a review of the non-permanent resident tax rate to backpackers that was due to come into effect on 1 July 2016. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed this morning’s announcement which addresses the concerns…

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Wellington aged care residents to benefit from CCTV installations

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has presented Wellington’s Committee for Provision of Aged Persons Accommodation Incorporated (PAPA) with a cheque for more than $7,000 which will contribute towards the organisation’s installation of CCTV cameras at local premises. Discussing the project with members of the PAPA, Mr Coulton said that the purchase and installation of…

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A sound and sensible budget to stimulate our local economy

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the 2016–17 Federal Budget as being a sound and sensible budget that offers good opportunities to stimulate the economy of Western New South Wales. Attending Parliament in Canberra last night, Mr Coulton said he was not surprised by Treasurer Scott Morrison’s approach to this budget. “I never…

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National plan to rid the ‘rabbit of the river’

European carp in Western New South Wales (NSW) are in the Government’s sights with $15 million committed in the 2016 Budget for a historic plan to rid our waterways of one of the country’s most damaging pests within 30 years. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the National Carp Control Plan outlines the intended…

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New nbn satellite broadband services launched

Residents living in Western New South Wales (NSW) can begin to connect to affordable, high-speed broadband with the launch of services on nbn’s Sky Muster satellite network. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the official launch of nbn’s commercial Sky Muster broadband service. “This is great news particularly for people in the more…

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Warrumbungle Shire even more prepared for future bush fires

Residents in the Warrumbungle Shire will benefit from a share in joint Commonwealth-State funding of $2.59 million for projects to help better protect New South Wales (NSW) communities from the threat of bush fire. Visiting Coonabarabran last week, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said this funding commitment would contribute $110,000 to the NSW Rural…

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Brewarrina Shire set to benefit from Drought project

Brewarrina Shire Council has received a significant boost, with $495,000 approved from its $1.5 million allocation to build much needed infrastructure projects under the Coalition Government’s $35 million Drought Communities Programme. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce said the three approved projects would boost economic activity and help create…

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