COULTON’S CATCH UP 28TH SEPTEMBER

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s new look ministry was sworn in by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove last week.   Following this I have been busy speaking with many of my constituents about how their matters will be dealt with under the new Coalition Government.   One particular matter being raised with me is the implementation of…

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Coonamble Shire now eligible for drought funding

Coonamble Shire Council has received approval as a Declared Council under the Australian Government’s new Drought Communities Programme.      Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss said the Drought Communities Programme has been introduced to generate greater economic stability in regional areas impacted by low rainfalls.   “The Australian…

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Local grain growers to benefit from small exporter grants

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce has today announced $5.3 million worth of projects to assist small exporters with market access under the Coalition Government’s Package Assisting Small Exporters Programme.   These grants deliver on a key Coalition Government election commitment to support small exporters through its $15 million four year package.  …

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 21ST SEPTEMBER

I was very disappointed to learn that as part of the Australian Electoral Commission’s (AEC) current review of voter services for the next Federal election, it is proposed that almost 20% of polling places in the Parkes Electorate will be abolished.   The AEC have proposed the abolition of polling places at Albert, Baan Baa,…

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