Coonamble Shire now eligible for drought funding

Coonamble Shire Council has received approval as a Declared Council under the Australian Government’s new Drought Communities Programme.      Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss said the Drought Communities Programme has been introduced to generate greater economic stability in regional areas impacted by low rainfalls.   “The Australian…

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Local grain growers to benefit from small exporter grants

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce has today announced $5.3 million worth of projects to assist small exporters with market access under the Coalition Government’s Package Assisting Small Exporters Programme.   These grants deliver on a key Coalition Government election commitment to support small exporters through its $15 million four year package.  …

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 21ST SEPTEMBER

I was very disappointed to learn that as part of the Australian Electoral Commission’s (AEC) current review of voter services for the next Federal election, it is proposed that almost 20% of polling places in the Parkes Electorate will be abolished.   The AEC have proposed the abolition of polling places at Albert, Baan Baa,…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 7TH SEPTEMBER

I was honoured to host my colleague and friend, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development the Hon Warren Truss MP in Dubbo and Narromine last week.   We firstly attended the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets with the Mayor of Dubbo Councillor Mathew Dickerson viewing plans for the upgrade of the cattle…

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