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National Gambling Reform Bill 2012

  Mark Coulton  I rise tonight to briefly voice my opposition to this National Gambling Reform Bill 2012. My views on this are well and truly on the record, but I do want to reinforce my position. I do not play poker machines—and, quite frankly, to me, this bill is not about poker machi... ... (07-Dec)

National Gambling Reform Bill 2012

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Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012

Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (18:08): I rise tonight to speak on the Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012. This bill seeks to amend the Water Act to allow for an adjustment mechanism, as agreed by the basin states and the Commonwealth. ... ... (30-Oct)

Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012

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Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012

Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (19:28): I, too, rise tonight to speak on the Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012 and in support of the amendment introduced by my colleague the member for Calare. There has been a lot of attention on this bill, a lot of discussion and quite a bit ... ... (30-Oct)

Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012

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Meals on Wheels

Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (20:19): by leave, I move: That the motion be amended to read—That the House: (1) acknowledges the significant community contribution Meals on Wheels Australia has made to the most vulnerable in our society for nearly 60 years; (2) values the many Mea... ... (30-Oct)

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Indigenous Service Personnel

Mr COULTON: I rise today to speak on this motion that I have introduced to the parliament. The timing of this motion is also to acknowledge the importance of Remembrance Day which is less than two weeks away. I believe that Remembrance Day is one of the days of true national significance in this cou... ... (30-Oct)

Indigenous Service Personnel

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Dementia Awareness Week

Mark Coulton (Parkes, National Party) I would like to acknowledge the member for Newcastle for bringing this very important motion into the House. Dementia Awareness Week is a very important part of the process to bring dementia to the forefront for the Australian population. I think awareness of ... ... (20-Sep)

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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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