Coulton’s Catch Up 15th December

 The Coalition made a commitment to restore order to border protection after years of failed and erratic policy measures under Labor. When the Labor party formed Government in 2007, the Howard Government had made the tough decisions to prevent people from taking the risky route to Australia by sea. Kevin Rudd, and then Julia Gillard,…

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Rural R&D round one funding closing soon

 The application period for the first round of the Australian Government’s $100 million Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit grants programme is now open. The application period closes on 15 December. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton encouraged local industry, researchers and private organisations to think creatively to develop innovative and ongoing collaborations that…

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Competitive Selection Process Underway to Fix Mobile Black Spots in the Parkes Electorate

 Mobile black spots in the Parkes Electorate will be eligible for funding proposals under the Abbott Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme. The programme today reached a key milestone with the start of the formal competitive selection process to determine the location of new mobile phone base stations in regional and remote Australia. “The…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 8th December

 National Heritage places are of outstanding heritage value to the nation and reveal the richness and diversity of Australia’s extraordinarily natural environment. The Parkes Electorate is no exception and is home to many of these iconic places. The Australian Government is now calling for nominations for new places to be included on the National Heritage…

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Drought Recovery Concessional Loans

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has welcomed the Minister for Agriculture’s announcement of a further $100 million in Drought Recovery Concessional Loans. Mr Coulton said that the low interest loans, over a maximum loan term of 10 years, would enable farmers to plant and restock when the drought eventually broke. “These loans are not…

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