Coutlon’s Catchup – week ending 27 April 2018

Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education The Coalition Government has released an extensive report to guide efforts to overcome the educational divide between capital cities and regional and rural areas.   The final report of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education, led by Emeritus Professor Dr John Halsey will help ensure regional and…

Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 30th March

Independent Inquiry into the system of Compensation and rehabilitation for veterans The Coalition Government has announced a Productivity Commission inquiry into the system of compensation and rehabilitation for veterans. The Commission is the Government's independent research and advisory body on a range of issues affecting the welfare of Australians. This inquiry will examine whether the system…

Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 23rd March

Tackling homelessness in the electorate of Parkes Young people at risk of homelessness in the electorate of Parkes will receive greater support through increased Government funding. The Coalition Government has provided up to $1,282,079 to Reconnect services in the electorate. Reconnect provides support and assistance to young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Reconnect services will help stabilise the…

Coulton’s catch-up week ending 17 March

New regulatory powers and lower NBN prices delivering better broadband for consumers New consumer protection, greater transparency and lower wholesale prices are delivering an improved experience for users on the National Broadband Network (NBN). The Australian Communications and Media Authority [ACMA] released new rules to stop the handballing of complaints between telcos and nbn, giving…

Coulton’s Catch-up for week ending 10 March

4.7 million Australians to benefit from indexation Around 4.7 million pension and allowance recipients will receive an increase to their welfare payments from 20 March. The increases will help pensioners and allowance recipients to keep up with increases in living costs. From 20 March, pension payments including Age Pension and Disability Support Pension will increase…

Coulton’s Catch-up for week ending 3 March

100,000 more Australians move off welfare and into work More than 100,000 of the most disadvantaged Australians – many of them long-term unemployed welfare recipients – have gained a job through the Nationals-Liberal Government’s wage subsidy program since 2015. Wage subsidies are supporting businesses to give vital work opportunities to Australians facing disadvantage. The best…

Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 24 February

Supporting Early Release of Superannuation Benefits on Compassionate Grounds The Nationals-Liberal Government has released for consultation the exposure draft regulations on the transfer of the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate grounds to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). These regulations provide the necessary administrative changes to reflect the transfer of responsibility for early release…