Funding to keep Narrabri Museum safe and secure

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was pleased to present the Narrabri and District Historical Society with a cheque for over $5,000 which will go towards an electrical upgrade for the local museum. In Narrabri today, Mr Coulton said that the upgrade works will help to keep both the museum site and its displays safe…

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Baradine CWA hall set for a makeover

The Baradine branch of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (NSW) has received over $8,000 towards the renovation of its hall. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton enjoyed meeting with members in Baradine yesterday where he presented President of the Baradine CWA, Nea Worrell with a cheque. Like CWA halls right across rural…

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Sheep join the war on weeds

High tech collars fitted to sheep could be the next frontier when it comes to controlling the spread of weeds, with the CSIRO receiving almost $300,000 from the Australian Government to research and develop a ‘virtual fence’ system for farms. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce said the project…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 25 APRIL

Anzac Day always prompts us to take a moment to remember those who have served our country and the price they have paid, sometimes with their health and wellbeing, and in many cases with their lives. I attended the Kokoda Barracks in Dubbo a couple of weeks ago to look at the refurbishment of war…

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Desert Pea comes to the West

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Desert Pea will hit the road to give people in the Moree Shire, North West Slopes, and Warrumbungle Shire easy access to essential government payments and services in April and May.  Minister for Human Services, Alan Tudge said the Mobile Service Centre will visit Pallamallawa, Gravesend, Coonabarabran, Binnaway, Coolah…

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Big win for Western NSW owner-drivers

The Coalition Government’s bill to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) passed both houses of Parliament last night marking a big win for owner-drivers across Western New South Wales (NSW). Speaking on the bill in Parliament yesterday, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton expressed his support for the abolition of the RSRT following its…

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Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip): I too rise today to speak on the Road Safety Remuneration Repeal Bill 2016 and the Road Safety Remuneration Amendment (Protecting Owner Drivers) Bill 2016. I will say that I do have some credentials to speak on this: I hold here my heavy vehicle driver's licence. It is a…

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