Future of Agriculture vital to Region

 The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has encouraged residents in Western New South Wales to make a contribution to the Government’s White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness. “Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has decided to develop a White Paper on Agriculture so that we can seriously consider the future of the industry and how it can…

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Funding will help bridge gap for vital health services

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the latest round of Commonwealth Government funding for the Bourke Aboriginal Health Service Limited (BAHS).   Mr Coulton has confirmed that BAHS will receive a total of $2.2 million over 3 years under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).    “This funding will assist BAHS with…

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Funding to Salute Their Service in Baradine

Baradine and District Progress Association has successfully received a $3,637 grant under the Coalition Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorations program. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is pleased the funding will be used to restore commemorative plaques on the Baradine Second World War Memorial Wall. “I would like to congratulate Baradine and District Progress…

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Funding to restore Lightning Ridge cemetery

 Indigenous heritage will be strengthened in Lightning Ridge thanks to $70,000 in funding to restore a historic cemetery. Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion and Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the announcement was part of the Australian Government investment of $1.6 million this financial year in 18 projects across Australia through the Indigenous Heritage Programme…

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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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Funding to Improve Health and Safety of Farmers

 An innovative programme that seeks to prevent Australian farmers from being injured or dying at work has received a $375,000 funding boost from the Australian Government. Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced one-off funding of $375,000 for the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (ACAHS) in…

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Funding to fix Stock Road, Gunnedah

Safer journeys are on the way for Gunnedah residents, with the reconstruction of Stock Road one of a number of projects rolling out across the Parkes electorate under the latest round of the Australian and NSW Governments’ accelerated Fixing Local Roads program to improve local roads and create thousands of local jobs in the regions.…

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