Seasonal workers expanding to greener pastures

Australian agricultural employers and industries will benefit from changes announced to the Seasonal Worker Programme today.   The Government announced the expansion of the Programme from primarily horticulture to the broader agricultural sector, increasing the types of low and unskilled jobs included under the Programme.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has applauded this…

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School competition to honour Australia’s Vietnam Veterans

Following the 49th anniversary of the bloody Battle of Long Tan, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today encouraged the region’s secondary schools to participate in the Australian Government’s Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans schools’ competition.   The competition encourages students in Year 9 and 10 to explore the service of Australia’s Vietnam veterans, and…

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Saluting Their Service – Ivanhoe Central School

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has commended Ivanhoe Central School on successfully receiving a $1,364 grant, under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorations program. Mr Coulton said Ivanhoe Central School will use the funding to install a flagpole in the school’s memorial garden to be used in ANZAC and Remembrance Day ceremonies. “I would…

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Saluting Their Service – Baradine Rusty Club

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has commended The Baradine Rusty Club on successfully receiving a $2,728 grant, under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorations program. Mr Coulton said The Rusty Club will use the funds to restore a Second World War QF 25-pounder cannon and carriage to utilise on ANZAC and Remembrance Day. “I…

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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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