Cambodia

 I too rise to speak on the motion brought to this House by Ms O’Neil. In 2008, as a new member, I was privileged to be part of a United Nations delegation that also included the member for Corio, the member for Forrest and Senator Siewert, to go to Cambodia and witness the elections in…

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Calling ag innovators in the Parkes electorate

• Applications are now open to young Australian researchers, innovators and scientists through the 2019 Science and Innovation Awards • The Awards recognise big ideas that contribute to the success of Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors • Chance to share in $286,000 with grants of up to $22,000 across 13 industry categories Young agricultural…

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Call for local submissions on ABC programming

Local residents are being encouraged to make submissions to a Senate inquiry into what they want from their ABC.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee is seeking submissions from local residents by the 26 February 2016 regarding their views on coverage and services provided by the…

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Cadetships boost Narrabri and Coonamble newspapers

Two independent newspapers have been awarded Federal Government funding to employ a cadet journalist and help drive regional journalism in the Parkes electorate. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced that the Narrabri Courier has successfully received funding of $28,677, and the Coonamble Times has received $25,000, to boost their capabilities as important local publishers.…

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Building drought resilient landscapes in the Parkes electorate

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (second from left) pictured with DCRA President Ian Gourley, University of Sydney’s Narrabri campus commercial cropping supervisor Kieran Shephard and Director Northern Region Agriculture Dr Guy Roth at the University of Sydney’s Narrabri campus, where three trial sites will be set up to utilise AquaTill technology thanks…

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