Landmark Inland Rail agreement puts NSW on the right track

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have signed a landmark Bilateral Agreement, which makes way for the commencement of works on the multi-billion dollar Inland Rail project in NSW. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure Michael McCormack and NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro signed the Intergovernmental Agreement in Parkes. NSW is the…

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Landcare Week

I also rise to speak on the motion introduced to this House by the member for Gippsland. I note that the member for Gippsland is one of the true champions of environmental issues in this place and he comes from a practical background rather than some sort of philosophical position. It is important to note…

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Landcare grants open in NSW Central West region

At the 2015 Nyngan Ag Expo over the weekend, the Central West Local Land Services invited landholders to apply for grants totalling $860,000 to undertake projects that support sustainable agriculture and the environment.   The grants are supported with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and managed locally by the Central West Local…

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Landcare award nominations now open, says Coulton

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is urging interested locals to take the time to nominate those people working hard protecting  the environment and delivering more sustainable agriculture in the region for the 2017 State Landcare Awards. Mr Coulton said local Landcare groups and volunteers deserved to be recognised for their passion and commitment. “Landcare…

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Labor Wasted Millions in Housing Fiasco

 The Federal Minister for Social Services, Kevin Andrews, and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, have slammed the previous Labor Government for their hapless and incompetent management of public housing in Moree. The issue of failed public housing in Moree was raised by Mr Coulton during question time following reports by the Moree Champion that…

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Labor treated Regional Development like a Political Toy

 A recently released report from the Australian National Audit Office has shown discrepancies within Rounds Three and Four of the Regional Development Fund.  Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton believes that the previous Labor Government was guilty of willful mismanagement of the program to the detriment of regional communities. “The Audit Office has shown a…

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Keeping the projectors rolling at Broken Hill’s Silver City Cinema

The projectors will be able to continue to roll at Broken Hill’s Silver City Cinema, once lockdown is lifted, thanks to a $35,000 Federal Government grant. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said this funding has been allocated as part of the Coalition Government’s $20 million Supporting Cinemas’ Retention Endurance and Enhancement of Neighbourhoods (SCREEN)…

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