Have your say on regional communications

The Coalition Government is seeking input on a new program focused on improving digital connectivity for people living in regional and rural Australia. Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher, today released a discussion paper on the Regional Connectivity Program, with the Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government,…

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Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2019

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government and Assistant Trade and Investment Minister) (16:30): I rise to sum up on the Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2019. I understand we’ll be dealing with the amendments after I sum up. This bill demonstrates the government’s responsiveness to the needs of farming communities in…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – drought preparedness, funding for local schools, apprenticeships

Future Drought Fund passes Parliament I’m thrilled that the Future Drought Fund legislation passed through the Senate last week, meaning a new centrepiece for Australian drought, and a guaranteed investment of $100 million a year towards drought preparedness. I’m proud that this Government delivers for our farmers and rural and regional Australia. Investments from the…

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House of Representatives – 25 July 2019

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government and Assistant Trade and Investment Minister) (14:47): I would like to thank the member for Flynn for his question. I know how important regional connectivity is to him and his electorate. This government is committed to supporting Australians through adversity. The member would well know…

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