Updated: May 22, 2019
Senior Federal Nationals Member, Mr Mark Coulton (Member for Parkes), recently spoke at a business network event in Dubbo, announcing his support for the Inland Research Fund.
The Inland Research Fund is being established by the Western Research Institute Ltd to support innovative research into public policy opportunities to grow inland communities and economies.
The business networking event hosted by the Western Research Institute was also an opportunity to discuss regional development policy, with Mr Coulton commenting on negative portrayal of rural issues in the media as a key issue and the need to find ways to build awareness of population growth, business innovation and entrepreneurial activity outside of capital cities.
Following the discussions, the Western Research Institute has agreed to consult with local businesses and the community to explore ways of improving media engagement with the positive news of growth and innovation in regional Australia.