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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National Ice Taskforce

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has welcomed the establishment a National Ice Action Strategy to tackle the growing scourge of ice (crystal methamphetamine). The first step in developing a National Ice Action Strategy will be the establishment of a National Ice Taskforce. Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash and Minister for Justice Michael Keenan…

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National Gambling Reform Bill 2012

  Mark Coulton  I rise tonight to briefly voice my opposition to this National Gambling Reform Bill 2012. My views on this are well and truly on the record, but I do want to reinforce my position. I do not play poker machines-and, quite frankly, to me, this bill is not about poker machines. This…

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National Disability Conference Initiative grants round open in Electorate of Parkes

People with disability in the Electorate of Parkes can benefit from grants, which will give people the opportunity to attend national events and conferences the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said.  He said the Nationals-Liberal Government is making it easier for people with disability to participate in nationally focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia. Grants…

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