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Coulton Congratulates Olympians

Mark Coulton (Parkes, National Party) Briefly, I would like to add my comments on the 2012 Olympic Games to the record. First of all, I would like to congratulate the City of London on the fantastic job that they did of hosting the event. Second, I want to speak about the efforts of our Olympians ... ... (20-Sep)

Coulton Congratulates Olympians

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Coulton on Murray Darling Basin Plan

Mark Coulton (Parkes, National Party) I rise this morning to express my concerns as to the current state of play with the Murray Darling Basin plan. The electorate of Parkes encompasses 24 per cent of the Murray Darling Basin and indeed my constituents are heavily reliant on the health and viabili... ... (20-Sep)

Coulton on Murray Darling Basin Plan

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Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Bill 2012

Mr COULTON  (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (19:30): I too rise tonight to speak on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012. These bills establish the a new nationa... ... (19-Sep)

Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Bill 2012

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Skills Shortage in Agricultural Sector

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... ... (12-Sep)

Skills Shortage in Agricultural Sector

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Landcare Week

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 ... ... (11-Sep)

Landcare Week

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Standing Committee on Health and Ageing- Polio/ Post Polio Syndrome

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... ... (23-Aug)

Standing Committee on Health and Ageing- Polio/ Post Polio Syndrome

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Coulton raises further issues with Carbon Tax

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... ... (20-Aug)

Coulton raises further issues with Carbon Tax

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Mr Coulton Supports the NDIS

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 ... ... (20-Aug)

Mr Coulton Supports the NDIS

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Mr Coulton presents results of Telecommunications Survey

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 every resident of the Parkes electorate asking them ... ... (15-Aug)

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Mr Coulton Raises Constituent Issues in Parliament

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 litter around her community. She believes that there s... ... (15-Aug)

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