Mark Coulton MP, Federal Member for Parkes

Speeches

 

Skills Shortage in Agricultural Sector
12 September, 2012 I rise tonight to speak about an issue that has become quite a problem in western New South Wales, including in my electorate of Parkes. That issue is the shortage of skilled workers. In the last season since the drought broke there has been a real shortage of people to do the job, mainly in agricu... Read more
Landcare Week
11 September, 2012 I also rise to speak on the motion introduced to this House by the member for Gippsland. I note that the member for Gippsland is one of the true champions of environmental issues in this place and he comes from a practical background rather than some sort of philosophical position. It is important ... Read more
Standing Committee on Health and Ageing- Polio/ Post Polio Syndrome
23 August, 2012 Mark Coulton (Parkes, National Party) I too rise to make some brief comments on this discussion paper. Indeed sometimes in this job as a member of parliament you get to a point where you think you have done something worthwhile as part of a team, and today is one of those occasions. One of the gr... Read more
Coulton raises further issues with Carbon Tax
20 August, 2012 Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (11:51): I acknowledge the previous speaker and thank her for the leniency she showed to me in the chamber last week—but that is as far as it goes! I am sorry the member for Parramatta has left. I could give her a quick history lesson. The member for Gipp... Read more
Mr Coulton Supports the NDIS
20 August, 2012 Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (11:36): I rise to support the motion moved by the member for Dawson. I say at the outset that I am a little disappointed in my colleagues on the other side of the chamber. They seem to have misread the intention of this motion. The member for Dawson and ... Read more
15 August, 2012 Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (09:37): I thank the member for Kingston for the segue into my statement, which is about the telecommunications survey that I have just undertaken in the Parkes electorate. In May I sent out a survey to ev... Read more
15 August, 2012 Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (13:58): I rise to acknowledge a letter that I received from one of my constituents, Eliza Vail. Eliza is in fifth class at Dubbo South Public School and has written to me about her concerns regarding litt... Read more
International Year of Co-operatives
26 June, 2012 Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (10:57): I too rise this morning to speak in support of this motion moved by the member for Cowper. I also acknowledge the contributions made by other members. It is important to note that 2012 is the International Year of the Cooperative and that there a... Read more
18 June, 2012 Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (21:11): I too rise to speak on the motion introduced by the member for Kingston. I commend her on her valiant effort in failing health as she battled through her speech, perhaps in need of a little olive ... Read more
30 May, 2012 Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (10:27): Last night on its 7.30 program the ABC ran a very powerful piece, which I think is to be concluded tonight, about the village of Toomelah. Toomelah is a small Aboriginal community in the northern ... Read more
28 May, 2012 Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (18:31): I rise this evening to speak on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill... Read more
28 May, 2012 Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (18:57): The Parkes electorate is an ideal place for the generation of solar energy. It has been identified as having the ideal amount of sunshine as a location for this. Indeed, a good number of my consti... Read more
24 May, 2012   Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (21:20): I too rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2012-13 and related bills, and the recently-brought-down federal budget. I was quite interested to listen to my colleague from Braddon... Read more
24 May, 2012 Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (21:20): I too rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2012-13 and related bills, and the recently-brought-down federal budget. I was quite interested to listen to my colleague from Braddon, in Tas... Read more
11 May, 2012 Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (16:48): I rise this evening to support the Leader of the Nationals in this matter of public importance: the failure of the budget to provide economic security for regional Australians. If I may, before I ... Read more
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