Mark Coulton MP, Federal Member for Parkes



19 September, 2011   16:50 Tonight I rise to speak of an issue that is becoming increasingly concerning in my electorate. It is the conflict between the expanding coal seam gas industry and agriculture. The coal seam gas industry has been established in Quee... Read more
15 September, 2011 The topic of this afternoon's matter of public importance is the adverse impact of the carbon tax on the Australian economy. I might just touch on the contributions we have heard from the government side. We heard the rant from the Minister for Trade... Read more
06 July, 2011   Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (20:46): I rise tonight to speak on the bill introduced by the member for Melbourne. I cannot believe that we are actually debating this bill. I could understand when it was first introduced by t... Read more
06 July, 2011   Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (20:32): I too rise this evening to speak on the motion of the member for Gippsland on the impact of wild dogs. I acknowledge his contribution and his genuine concern about this issue, and I also a... Read more
06 July, 2011   Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (19:01): I am pleased that the member for Wills spoke long enough to say something that I did agree with. What I do agree with is that the mistreatment of animals cannot be accepted at any pri... Read more
24 May, 2011   Mark Coulton (Parkes, National Party) Share this | Link to this | Hansard source Registered clubs and hotels in Australia play a vital role as a link for the community. Clubs in my electorate nurture junior sport. They are a place for commun... Read more
24 May, 2011   Mark Coulton (Parkes, National Party) Share this | Link to this | Hansard source I rise tonight to speak on the amendment moved by Mr Andrews to the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment... Read more
24 May, 2011   Mark Coulton (Parkes, National Party) Share this | Link to this | Hansard source I, too, rise to speak against this motion by the member for Melbourne. I would like to draw an analogy, following the speech by the member for Wills. What do hi... Read more
02 March, 2011   Mr COULTON (Parkes) (5.29 pm)—I rise this evening to speak on Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2010-2011, Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2010-2011 and the amendment moved by Mr Pyne with regard to youth allowance. It is a great frustration to me and ma... Read more
01 March, 2011   Mr COULTON (Parkes) (10.55 am)—It seems to be my lot in life to tend to follow the member for Dobell with my speeches in this place, but it is quite appropriate. The member for Dobell typifies the absolute fantasy and fallacy that surrounds t... Read more
24 February, 2011   Mr COULTON (Parkes) (9.10 pm)—Mr Deputy Speaker, I hope my contribution befits this historic moment. I want to discuss a report by the University of Technology Sydney’s Institute of Sustainable Futures entitled Advocating kangaroo meat—toward... Read more
23 February, 2011   Mr COULTON (Parkes) (6.34 pm)—I rise tonight to speak on the Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Flood Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011. Before he leaves, I would like to comment on the predictable speech of the member for Dobell. The Australian peop... Read more
14 February, 2011 I too rise to add my words to this motion of condolence on the natural disasters. I acknowledge the words of the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the member for Eden-Monaro, and thank him for his visit to my electorate... Read more
23 November, 2010 Next week marks three years since I was elected to this place as the member for Parkes. It has been the most rewarding, challenging and interesting period of my life. The seat of Parkes that I contested at the last election is somewhat different to t... Read more
16 November, 2010 I rise to speak about a matter that has become topical in the press today but that has been a topic of conversation in regional Australia for some time—particularly in my electorate—and that is the issue of foreign ownership of agricultural land. I ... Read more
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