Growing more local doctors in Dubbo

Dubbo is set to benefit from more medical students training locally following the Coalition Government increasing training capacity in the regions. The Coalition Government will invest $550 million in the Stronger Rural Health Strategy to address the maldistribution of rural doctors by establishing a medical schools network in the Murray Darling region to support greater training capacity in rural Australia.  The…

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Growing demand for Indigenous artwork assisted by grant

The quality of artwork and output capabilities of a talented Ballimore-based Aboriginal sculptor will be enhanced through a $202,620 Indigenous Entrepreneurs Package grant according to the Federal Member for the electorate of Parkes, Mark Coulton.  The grant is part of the Nationals/Liberal Government’s $115 million Indigenous Entrepreneurs Package election commitment. Mr Coulton said this investment…

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Grey Mardi Gras for Cobar, Coulton announces

Three projects in the Parkes electorate funded under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment stream The Coalition Government is investing $77,100 in the Parkes electorate  to support community activities Over 100 Community Investment stream projects will share in more than $4 million Communities in the Parkes electorate will receive a boost…

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Greens are a Steak short of a Barbeque

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has hit out at the campaign to make this a “Meat Free Week” and has encouraged his colleagues to instead attend a “Free Meat Week” barbeque at Parliament House. “This petty campaign against meat producers is simply an ill-conceived attempt to turn Australia into a meat free country,” said…

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Greener pastures for farmers in Parkes Electorate

The Coalition Government today announced more than $3.4 million for a new research project that will boost productivity and lift farmgate profits through more efficient use of phosphorous fertiliser in pastures. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce and Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced the funding for Meat…

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Green Army team leading the way in Condobolin

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, was delighted to attend the launch of the Mid-Lachlan Lakes, Woodlands and Cultural Heritage Restoration Green Army project in Condobolin last week.    The launch forms part of the first round of inaugural Green Army projects with the team in Condobolin commencing on-ground works in May 2015.   Mr…

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Green Army opportunities in Parkes Electorate

Further Green Army opportunities are now available for young people in the Parkes electorate with another two projects set to begin in the coming weeks. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the service provider, Conservation Volunteers Australia, has commenced recruitment for projects which will be conducted in the Warren and Brewarrina districts. This follows…

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Green Army making a difference in Dunedoo

The Red Gum Grassy Box Woodlands outside of Dunedoo are gaining some much needed attention from the Green Army team as part of the Dunedoo & District’s ‘Renew, Restore, Educate & Revegetate’ stage 1 project.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, recently met with the Dunedoo Green Army team and saw firsthand the extensive…

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Great Artesian Basin receives $8m top-up for water management, Coulton

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomes the Coalition Government's investment in economic growth and development in regional Australia by providing an additional $8 million for water infrastructure upgrades across the Great Artesian Basin for two years to 2018-19. Mr Coulton said the funding would allow important water infrastructure improvements across Parkes Electorate to continue…

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