COULTON’S CATCH UP 22 FEBRUARY

Following Warren Truss’ retirement as Leader of The Nationals and other movements in the Coalition Government over the past few weeks, the Turnbull Government Ministry has now been sworn in at Government House in Canberra.   These changes have resulted in some significant milestones for The Nationals including a brand new leadership team which, for…

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National Broadband Network rolling out across Dubbo

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has hosted a very constructive meeting with the Mayor of Dubbo, Councillor Mathew Dickerson and representatives from the nbn in his Dubbo office this week.   “Both Councillor Dickerson and I are very passionate about ensuring that every resident and business right across Dubbo can access the nbn network,”…

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Call for local submissions on ABC programming

Local residents are being encouraged to make submissions to a Senate inquiry into what they want from their ABC.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee is seeking submissions from local residents by the 26 February 2016 regarding their views on coverage and services provided by the…

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Coalition boosts Dubbo with GRDC relocation

The Coalition Government has delivered on its commitment to relocate three Canberra-based rural research agencies to regional Australia, in a move that will boost local economies and strengthen communities.   Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, have today announced that the Grains Research and Development Corporation…

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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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Artlands Dubbo 2016 receives Commonwealth support

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s support for Artlands Dubbo 2016, the Regional Arts Australia national conference and arts festival.   “I am very pleased to announce that Regional Arts NSW Limited will receive over $77,000 towards the opening ceremony of Artlands Dubbo 2016, taking place in October this year,”…

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Seasonal workers expanding to greener pastures

Australian agricultural employers and industries will benefit from changes announced to the Seasonal Worker Programme today.   The Government announced the expansion of the Programme from primarily horticulture to the broader agricultural sector, increasing the types of low and unskilled jobs included under the Programme.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has applauded this…

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