COULTON’S CATCH UP 9TH NOVEMBER

Last week marked one month since the commencement of the Government’s new National Work Experience Programme which aims to help job seekers gain valuable experience in workplaces around the country.   I am a big supporter of this programme as it gives job seekers the opportunity to experience a placement in a work-like role so…

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Golden Wattle comes to Lake Cargelligo

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre, Golden Wattle, will hit the road to give people in Lake Cargelligo easy access to essential government payments and services in November.    Minister for Human Services, Stuart Robert said the Mobile Service Centre will visit towns from the Riverina to the Central West to offer Centrelink and Medicare…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 2ND NOVEMBER

I welcome last week’s announcement by the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Christian Porter MP of a $20 million Volunteer Grant funding round.   This Commonwealth Government funding provides a fantastic opportunity for community organisations to apply for grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to assist their volunteers by helping to make their work…

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Moree restaurant named finalist in national awards

Moree’s very own New Bo Wa Chinese Restaurant was named a finalist in the Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS National Awards for Excellence held in Brisbane this week.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the awards showcase excellent restaurants and caterers from around Australia and demonstrate that we have world-class food…

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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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