Member for Parkes welcomes another round of drought support

Another round of drought support will help invigorate communities in the Parkes electorate as drought conditions continue, according to Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Mr Coulton has welcomed the package announced today, which will deliver an extra $709 million in direct support. “Today’s announcement clearly shows that this Government understands it isn’t just farmers doing…

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Speech in Chamber – 24 October 2019

I’ve got to admit the drought is severe. We have never experienced a level of dryness and drought like we’ve seen over the last three or four years. But, despite that, unemployment levels in regional Australia are quite low. Indeed, before the drought, unemployment in Dubbo was 2.2 per cent and across my entire electorate,…

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