Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement delivering for Parkes Electorate

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said agricultural and food exporters across the Parkes Electorate will enjoy even more benefits from the Japan–Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) from 1 April, with the latest round of tariff cuts taking effect. Mr Coulton said local exporters of beef, dairy, wine, seafood, cereals and horticulture products—and the farmers…

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Island Creek Bridge open for business

Lachlan Valley Way road users will reap the benefits of a replacement of Island Creek Bridge on Fairholme Road, with works now complete. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton joined with Lachlan Shire Council Mayor John Medcalf to officially open the bridge today, which has been funded under round three of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal…

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Investments flow through to NSW Murray-Darling Basin communities and the environment

The Coalition Government is delivering an investment of $7.5 million to New South Wales as part of its commitment to ensuring environmental water assets, native fish stocks and the sustainability of Basin communities. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the funding will deliver the important Fencing Northern Basin Riverbanks Program. “The…

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Investing in Murrin Bridge community services

 The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities through the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, with funding of $115,000 for Murrin Bridge. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion and the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said today a key priority for the Government  was to ensure as…

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International Year of Co-operatives

Mr COULTON (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (10:57): I too rise this morning to speak in support of this motion moved by the member for Cowper. I also acknowledge the contributions made by other members. It is important to note that 2012 is the International Year of the Cooperative and that there are over two million…

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International performance artist mentors local artists

Young local artists will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with a world-class artist as a result of Australian and NSW Government support for a major international art event by Kaldor Public Art Projects.   Kaldor Public Art Projects is bringing internationally renowned performance artist Marina Abramovi? to Dubbo for an immersive public art experience…

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Inland Rail to save $170 million annually in transport costs

Photo caption: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack (left) and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) caught up with Concrete World Industries’ Dave Radel and Troy Paten to discuss how the Dubbo business has the potential to…

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Inland Rail signals regional growth

The design and construction of Inland Rail is providing stimulus to companies right across the nation with investments in services and supplies driving employment and growth in regional Australia.   The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has awarded a contract worth more than $30 million for signalling design and the delivery of rail safety systems…

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