$2.68 MILLION TO IMPROVE NATURAL DISASTER RESILIENCE

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has welcomed today’s Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of $2.68 million in projects to help better protect New South Wales communities from the threat of bushfire. Mr Coulton welcomed today’s announcement which will contribute: ·         $55,000 to Cobar Shire Council for a fire fighting water facility. ·         $10,000 to National Parks…

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Australian Defence Force Pay

 The Australian Government understands that the work performed by members of the Australian Defence Force is unique and crucial to our nation and our security. In recognition of these unique circumstances, the Government has decided to increase the pay for ADF personnel to two per cent per annum, over the life of the agreement, with…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 2nd March

 Now is the time to fix up the confusing issue of country of origin labelling. Consumers should be able to tell by a simple and clear labelling system where produce comes from.  Australian farmers also deserve the opportunity to clearly present their proudly Australian grown products to the market. The Prime Minister has charged senior…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 23rd February

 The importance of biosecurity has been highlighted over the last week following the linking of consumption of frozen berries with several cases of Hepatitis A across the country.  The Australian Department of Health is coordinating a national health response to this issue after cases were reported in Victoria, News South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.…

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$10,000 to businesses under Restart programme

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, is reminding businesses in regional New South Wales that the Restart programme provides up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to hire an eligible 50-plus job seeker and retain that person for two years. Mr Coulton said under the programme eligible employers can receive up to $10,000 when they employ a…

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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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Coulton’s Catch Up 16th February

 The Federal Government has listened to concerns from the community about the amount of oversight for foreign purchases of agricultural land.  Addressing this issue was a key election commitment at the last election and The Nationals are delivering on this issue. The threshold for screening foreign investment in agricultural land will be reduced from $252…

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