Friendly Faces, Helping Hands

 I ask the Minister for Health to wait for 30 seconds. Today is one of those rare days when we get to recognise someone from my electorate in the parliament. In the gallery today we have Kelly Foran, who has started a website called Friendly Faces Helping Hands that helps people in a time of medical crisis…

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Freedom Rides Anniversary Shows Progress

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has said that he is looking forward to events being held over the next few days to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the historic Freedom Rides. Mr Coulton said that he was honoured to be invited to be involved with events being held in Dubbo, Moree and Walgett.…

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Free WiFi for Warrumbungle Shire under DCP

Residents of the Warrumbungle Shire will soon be better connected, with the Federal Government funding a $56,930 project that will install free WiFi in all towns in the shire. The project is one of six which have been funded with $941,930 under the Coalition’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP). Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he…

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Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land

I rise to speak about a matter that has become topical in the press today but that has been a topic of conversation in regional Australia for some time-particularly in my electorate-and that is the issue of foreign ownership of agricultural land. I should say at the outset that a large part of the agricultural…

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Fixed Wireless for Coolah district

 Around 300 houses in the Coolah area are a step closer to having access to superfast broadband, with construction on the fixed wireless network in the area now underway. The fixed wireless network will utilise advanced 4G technology to deliver speeds of up to 25 megabits per second, which will enable multiple high definition videos…

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