Coalition investing in our small hort exporters

The Coalition Government is investing $800,000 to support horticulture exporters, in particular small exporters, by bolstering the number of industry-based Plant Export Authorised Officers (AOs) by more than one-third.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said by training up to 400…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 7 MARCH

As someone who currently represents a third of rural and regional NSW, I understand how valuable local news services are to my constituents.  They not only keep locals informed but also tell the stories of our regional communities.   Because of this I welcome the most significant changes to media laws in a generation that…

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Local community helping to keep Australia clean

This Sunday individuals, families and volunteer groups will come together on Clean Up Australia Day to tackle waste and litter in communities throughout Western New South Wales (NSW).   Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, said that protecting the natural environment, particularly waterways, is an important priority for the Australian Government.   “The Australian Government…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 29 FEBRUARY

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has announced that this year’s federal election will be conducted on new House of Representatives electoral divisions in New South Wales (NSW).   This announcement has confirmed that the federal electorate of Parkes will increase in size from 256,000 square kilometres to approximately 400,000 square kilometres.    This means that…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 22 FEBRUARY

Following Warren Truss’ retirement as Leader of The Nationals and other movements in the Coalition Government over the past few weeks, the Turnbull Government Ministry has now been sworn in at Government House in Canberra.   These changes have resulted in some significant milestones for The Nationals including a brand new leadership team which, for…

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National Broadband Network rolling out across Dubbo

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has hosted a very constructive meeting with the Mayor of Dubbo, Councillor Mathew Dickerson and representatives from the nbn in his Dubbo office this week.   “Both Councillor Dickerson and I are very passionate about ensuring that every resident and business right across Dubbo can access the nbn network,”…

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