COULTON’S CATCH UP 11TH MAY

As we move through the 2015 Federal budget week, I believe it is important to reflect on last year’s budget and consider how this year will be different. Last year’s budget was tough, responding to a lot of hard decisions that needed to be made.  As difficult as it was, last year’s budget was also…

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International performance artist mentors local artists

Young local artists will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with a world-class artist as a result of Australian and NSW Government support for a major international art event by Kaldor Public Art Projects.   Kaldor Public Art Projects is bringing internationally renowned performance artist Marina Abramovi? to Dubbo for an immersive public art experience…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 4th May

This week I had the pleasure of officially opening the new and improved Trangie-Nevertire Irrigation Scheme. The opening took place on the Macquarie River at Gin Gin and represented more than half a decade of hard work by the Scheme board and members. The scheme will provide long-term water efficiency and crop productivity gains for…

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Coulton slams proposal to slash fuel tax credits

An MP who represents the biggest federal electorate in New South Wales and thousands of farmers has slammed a proposal to slash fuel tax credits. The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has described an Australian Conservation Foundation plan to cap fuel tax credit claims at $20,000 per claimant by 2018-19 as “disastrous for farmers…

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Green Army opportunities in Parkes Electorate

Further Green Army opportunities are now available for young people in the Parkes electorate with another two projects set to begin in the coming weeks. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the service provider, Conservation Volunteers Australia, has commenced recruitment for projects which will be conducted in the Warren and Brewarrina districts. This follows…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 27th April

Tax-deductible donations to hundreds of environmental groups will be scrutinised in a new inquiry by a Federal Government House of Representatives Environment Committee. The committee has launched an inquiry into the administration, transparency and effectiveness of the Register of Environmental Organisations (the Register) in supporting practical action to improve the environment. The committee looks forward…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 20th April

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a Federal MP is meeting and working with inspirational people. Recently I had the privilege of becoming the first supporter to sign up to Kelly Foran’s Friendly Faces’ fundraising campaign. Kelly, who lives in Maules Creek, has faced many adversities in her life. In 2002 she was…

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