New kitchen for Boggabri HACC Centre

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton last week presented the Boggabri Home and Community Care Centre with a cheque for $20,000 to support the replacement of the centre’s kitchen. With the centre utilised by numerous organisations that provide crucial support services to the Boggabri community, Mr Coulton said that this project is much more than…

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Hot water to flow at Warialda Sporting Complex

Gwydir Shire Council will receive Commonwealth Government funding to assist with upgrading the hot water system at the Warialda Sporting Complex. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was in Warialda last week and presented Gwydir Shire Council with a cheque in the amount of $5,170 representing half of the estimated cost for this upgrade project.…

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Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip): I too rise today to speak on the Road Safety Remuneration Repeal Bill 2016 and the Road Safety Remuneration Amendment (Protecting Owner Drivers) Bill 2016. I will say that I do have some credentials to speak on this: I hold here my heavy vehicle driver's licence. It is a…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 18 APRIL

It is very welcome news that when Federal Parliament returns this week, the Coalition Government will introduce two bills to abolish the Gillard Government's Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) and provide certainty to numerous small business owner-drivers across Australia. The RSRT has set a controversial minimum rates order that industry groups, farmers and truck drivers…

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Encouraging stronger supply chains in Western NSW

Farmers across Western New South Wales (NSW) will soon be empowered to establish co-operatives and adopt innovative business models to boost their bargaining position in the marketplace, under the Australian Government’s $13.8 million Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today welcomed the announcement that Southern Cross University would deliver…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 11 APRIL

I welcome the Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of $2.59 million in projects to help better protect New South Wales (NSW) communities from the threat of bush fire. This funding commitment will contribute $300,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service for aerial firefighting supply tanks in the Warrumbungle, Moree Plains, Narromine, Gwydir and Narrabri local government areas.…

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