Future of Agriculture vital to Region

 The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has encouraged residents in Western New South Wales to make a contribution to the Government’s White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness. “Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has decided to develop a White Paper on Agriculture so that we can seriously consider the future of the industry and how it can…

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Coulton: Drought on Prime Minister’s Radar

 The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton believes that Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s visit to the drought affected community of Bourke was valuable in showing the plight of farmers in the North West. Mr Coulton said he was pleased that the Prime Minister had accepted his invitation to visit the region, along with parliamentary colleague…

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Coulton meets Heywire Winners in Canberra

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was delighted to meet two local winners of the ABC Heywire Competition in Parliament House today. Mr Coulton met with Ellen O’Rourke from Bingara and Stephen Sanders from Pilliga when they visited Parliament House to attend the annual Heywire Morning Tea as part of the Heywire Youth Summit. Mr…

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Welcome Funding For Maritime Heritage in Mid-Western Region

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today welcomed funding to help care for and promote maritime heritage in the Mid-Western Regional Council area. “This funding will ensure that important maritime heritage of Kandos is available to the community now and for future generations,” Mr Coulton said. Mr Coulton said that $7000 had been made available…

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Minister Joyce, Coulton visit Farmers in North West

 Federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, are meeting farmers on their properties across the North West this weekend to discuss worsening drought conditions. In addition to speaking with local landholders Minister Joyce and Mr Coulton will meet with Mayors from Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett and Coonamble Councils to discuss…

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$393,320 for Parkes Electorate airstrip upgrades

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the Coalition Government’s $247,975 investment to upgrade Collarenebri Airport as part of the Regional Aviation Access Programme. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced that 39 remote communities, including Brewarrina, Goodooga, Nymagee, Collarenebri and Walgett will share in almost $9…

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Ballot for Gallipoli 2015 draws to a close

 The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has encouraged members of the public who are interested in travelling to Gallipoli on the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings to act quickly. “The 100th anniversary of the landing of Australian troops at Gallipoli is very significant and many Australians have expressed a desire to attend the…

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Making farming smarter in the Parkes Electorate

 New on-the-ground projects will give farmers in the Parkes Electorate more tools and research to help them reduce farm costs, increase productivity and achieve greater returns at the farmgate. Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said Minister Joyce had approved funding for 31 new projects across Australia as part of the Australian Government’s $21.2 million dollar…

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HIPPY nominations sought for Parkes Electorate Indigenous Communities

 Indigenous communities in the Parkes Electorate can now nominate for an Australian Government initiative that helps parents and carers put their children on the path to school success. Mark Coulton MP is delighted to announce that Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley and Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion have launched the process for selecting…

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