Over $1 million for drought resilience experts in Northern NSW and Southern QLD

Photo caption: Local Lands Services’ Dale Kirby, Southern QLD/Northern NSW Drought Resilience Hub Director for John McVeigh, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud in Narrabri today where they announced more than $1 million in funding for the creation of Adoption Officers in the Northern NSW/Southern QLD…

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Orana Toy Library

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has called on parents to get behind the Orana Toy Library in Dubbo by becoming a member and volunteering to ensure the service remains viable. Mr Coulton said that the Orana Toy Library was a great resource for families with a wide range of toys and games for all…

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Orana Designated Area Migration Agreement strengthened

The Australian Government is providing employers in the Orana region with greater access to skilled workers by strengthening the Orana Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA), in order to meet labour-market challenges. Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke said the Government consulted with businesses across the region to understand where skills…

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Opportunity for next gen leaders, Coulton announces

Up to $119 million in funding is on offer to support students, researchers and professionals in the Parkes electorate as part of a new Federal Government leadership program. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is urging eligible applicants to get involved. “The Endeavour Leadership Program offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for students in my…

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One-Stop-Shop for Inland Rail

To maximise local employment benefits of the Inland Rail, for an important section of the 1700-kilometre Brisbane to Melbourne route, the Coalition Government has announced it will be establishing a ‘One-Stop-Shop’. It comes after the preferred construction contractor for the Parkes to Narromine section of the Inland Rail – the INLink Joint Venture – was…

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