Round three of National Stronger Regions Fund now open

Round three of the Commonwealth Government’s $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund opened today with applications now being sought for funding of priority infrastructure projects in disadvantaged regional communities.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is very pleased with the success of previous rounds of the programme with funding providing a much needed boost…

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Roos to Peru could be a win for the Electorate of Parkes

Negotiations to open new markets, including expanded kangaroo meat trade opportunities to Australian farmers, has been launched by the Coalition Government through a free trade agreement with Peru, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said. Mr Coulton said Peru presents a growing opportunity for exporters in the electorate of Parkes, that the Peru-Australia Free Trade…

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Roof replacement for Dubbo Men’s Shed

The Dubbo Men’s Shed Incorporated has successfully secured funding from the Commonwealth Government to undertake a much needed replacement of the roof on the Men’s Shed. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced $10,000 for the Dubbo Men’s Shed through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Mr Coulton said that…

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Rogue Operators targeted with new regulations

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has said that new regulations introduced by the Federal Government and effective from 1 January 2015 are targeted at rogue operators within the training sector. Mr Coulton said that there had been cases within the Electorate where training brokers had employed unscrupulous practices to sign prospective students up. “Most…

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Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip): I too rise today to speak on the Road Safety Remuneration Repeal Bill 2016 and the Road Safety Remuneration Amendment (Protecting Owner Drivers) Bill 2016. I will say that I do have some credentials to speak on this: I hold here my heavy vehicle driver's licence. It is a…

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