Coalition’s first budget delivers for Agriculture

 The Coalition Government is demonstrating its commitment to support the agriculture sector and regional communities as a key driver of the Australian economy. Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that despite a dire fiscal environment, the Federal Government will deliver on $150 million in election commitments to strengthen the sector and drive farm gate profitability…

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Funding to restore Lightning Ridge cemetery

 Indigenous heritage will be strengthened in Lightning Ridge thanks to $70,000 in funding to restore a historic cemetery. Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion and Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the announcement was part of the Australian Government investment of $1.6 million this financial year in 18 projects across Australia through the Indigenous Heritage Programme…

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Coonabarabran Centre for Milky Way Discovery

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the contribution of nearly $8 million by the Federal Government to the Hermes instrument at Coonabarabran would provide further insight to scientists seeking to improve our knowledge of the Milky Way. Mr Coulton attended the launch of HERMES (High Efficiency and Resolution Multi-Element Spectrograph) along with his…

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Coulton Congratulates Horizon Recipients

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton says that two out of 16 Scholarships through the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation have been awarded to young scholars from the Parkes Electorate. Mr Coulton congratulated Felicity Taylor of Moree and Jack Scifleet of Binnaway on receiving the Horizon Scholarship. “The Horizon Scholarship is awarded to undergraduates…

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Local small businesses to benefit from new hiring guide

 The Coalition Government is working to build a stronger more prosperous economy with more jobs by making it easier for small businesses in regional Australia to hire new employees with the release of a new employment guide. Local Federal MP, Mark Coulton, said the guide was the latest measure in a suite aimed at assisting…

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Investing in Murrin Bridge community services

 The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities through the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, with funding of $115,000 for Murrin Bridge. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion and the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said today a key priority for the Government  was to ensure as…

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ANZAC Day For The Troops 2014

 Anzac Day is an important occasion when Australians reflect on the courage of the men and women who have served in our name, particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Australia’s military history and our contribution to the maintenance of international peace and security are rightly revered. For over a decade our troops have…

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