New markets for Aussie exporters – TPP-11

Legislation associated with one of the most comprehensive trade deals ever concluded providing exporters, including those in western NSW, with access to new markets across the Americas and Asia, has passed Parliament this week. Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) Agreement will create…

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New look Gunnedah Service Centre

Gunnedah residents will have improved access to Centrelink and Medicare services, when the Services Australia Service Centre in Chandos Street undergoes a transformation in early December. Minister for Government Services Senator Linda Reynolds CSC said the service centre would be given a fresh look and feel, with upgraded self-service facilities and digital support. “The Australian…

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New legislation to help farmers manage tough times

The Coalition Government has today introduced legislation delivering on a key Ag White Paper initiative to strengthen the Farm Management Deposit (FMD) scheme, enabling farmers to better manage during periods of uncertainty.   Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, has introduced…

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