$10,000 to businesses under Restart programme

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, is reminding businesses in regional New South Wales that the Restart programme provides up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to hire an eligible 50-plus job seeker and retain that person for two years. Mr Coulton said under the programme eligible employers can receive up to $10,000 when they employ a…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 16th February

 The Federal Government has listened to concerns from the community about the amount of oversight for foreign purchases of agricultural land.  Addressing this issue was a key election commitment at the last election and The Nationals are delivering on this issue. The threshold for screening foreign investment in agricultural land will be reduced from $252…

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Safety and productivity boost for Parkes Electorate

 THE Australian Government has today announced infrastructure projects to be funded in the Parkes Electorate to improve productivity and safety outcomes for local heavy vehicles. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme will provide $120 million to NSW projects, including more than $26 million in the…

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Community Leaders Breakfast

 The next Community Leaders Breakfast will be held on Saturday, 21 February 2015 at the Church Street Rotunda, Dubbo. “On Saturday 21 February from 8:00am at the Dubbo Rotunda I, Mark Coulton, Mathew Dickerson and Dubbo City Councillors and Executives would like to welcome everyone along for breakfast and a chat at the Community Leaders…

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Disappointment from ACCC

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has spoken in parliament about the decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) to not oppose the takeover of Australian Consolidated Food Holdings Pty Ltd. Mr Coulton said that he believed comments made by the ACCC chairman Rod Sims indicated that the ACCC only had a limited…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 9th February

 Last week the Federal Nationals Party Room convened in the regional centre of Albury-Wodonga for our first meeting of 2015.  With Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and the rest of the Nationals team, we have established the key areas of policy that will continue to be a priority for us as elected representatives of regional…

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Get involved in the Green Army

 You are invited to attend a community information session on the Australian Government’s major new environmental programme – the Green Army. The Green Army supports practical, grassroots environment and heritage conservation projects across urban, regional and remote Australia. The Green Army provides young Australians aged 17-24 with the tools they need to help them enter…

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