Growing stronger regions across the nation

 REGIONAL Development Australia (RDA) will greatly benefit from new appointments to each of its committees. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the three-year appointments will provide leadership to RDA organisations to develop a model where all three tiers of government work together. “The RDA committees can play a…

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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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