Nationals secure big win for small business

The Nationals as part of the Coalition Government has fought hard to back small business by delivering major changes to misuse of market power provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act (CCA). Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the Coalition Government reforms to the CCA were a big win for the thousands of…

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National Stronger Regions Fund applications open

 Applications under Round One of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund are now open. The new Fund will target projects that deliver priority economic development and small scale community infrastructure at the local level throughout Australia. “This is a huge opportunity for local projects across the Parkes Electorate and regional Australia…

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National plan to rid the ‘rabbit of the river’

European carp in Western New South Wales (NSW) are in the Government’s sights with $15 million committed in the 2016 Budget for a historic plan to rid our waterways of one of the country’s most damaging pests within 30 years. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the National Carp Control Plan outlines the intended…

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National Landcare Week

I follow my friend and colleague the member for Shortland. While I appreciate her contribution I am afraid she is grossly out of touch with the sentiment that is flowing through Landcare organisations right throughout Australia. Indeed, I have spent much of the last 12 months visiting Landcare groups and natural resource management groups from…

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National Landcare grants open in the Western Region

Landcare and community groups in the Western Region are now able to apply for 2015 Western Region Small Land Management Grants totalling $408,000 to help care for the area’s natural environment and support sustainable agriculture.   Grants of up to $5,000 are available for individuals and groups to undertake a range of on-ground activities over…

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