COULTON’S CATCH UP 26TH OCTOBER

Exporters and producers throughout rural and regional New South Wales are now one step closer to experiencing the range of benefits from the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).   The enabling legislation for this landmark agreement passed through the House of Representatives last week after the Coalition Government secured bipartisan support for the agreement.  …

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National Landcare grants open in the Western Region

Landcare and community groups in the Western Region are now able to apply for 2015 Western Region Small Land Management Grants totalling $408,000 to help care for the area’s natural environment and support sustainable agriculture.   Grants of up to $5,000 are available for individuals and groups to undertake a range of on-ground activities over…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 19TH OCTOBER

Ahead of the 2016 federal election, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) last week released details of its proposal for changes to the federal electoral boundaries in New South Wales (NSW).   Under the proposed changes, the Parkes electorate would see a rather significant increase in its geographic size.  Currently this electorate covers almost one third…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 12TH OCTOBER

Last week marked three months since the release of the Coalition Government’s $4 billion Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.  This Paper contains a range of initiatives designed to deliver practical support to the agricultural sector.    I am very pleased to report that implementation of programmes and policies under this Paper is progressing well with farmers…

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Golden Wattle visits the West

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle will hit the road in October to give people in Western New South Wales (NSW) easy access to essential government payments and services.     Minister for Human Services, Stuart Robert said the Mobile Service Centre will visit towns across Western NSW at the start of October…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 5TH OCTOBER

In light of the Commonwealth Government’s announcement of its $100 million Women’s Safety package to respond to family and domestic violence, there has been a lot of discussion happening on this issue right across my electorate.   On the one hand, I am very disappointed that many parts of my electorate have been identified as…

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Big thanks to Bernie for the Bus Shed

Fairview Retirement Village has today thanked the many people involved in securing their new bus shed at an official opening in Moree, including Bernie Keitlinghaus who drove this project’s success.   Chief Executive Officer of Fairview Retirement Village, Brett Arthur is very grateful that his organisation now has a secure location for their aged care…

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