Coalition delivers improved foreign ownership scrutiny

Australians will have a better oversight of foreign purchases of agricultural land following the passage of legislation in parliament this week which delivered on another key Coalition election commitment.   Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the legislation formalises the new register of foreign…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 23RD NOVEMBER

I was very pleased to see the results of the independent evaluation of the Work for the Dole pilot, which ran from 1 July 2014, released to the public last week.   The Evaluation of Work for the Dole 2014-15 showed how the programme is enabling more Australians to get work-ready by helping programme participants…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 16TH NOVEMBER

Businesses, councils and not-for-profit organisations in Parkes have an opportunity to secure funding from the Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme to help create more jobs and to strengthen and diversify the local economy. This follows the announcement by the Australian and NSW governments that $14.1 million of funding would soon be available to…

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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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