Question Time – Rural and Regional Health

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government and Assistant Trade and Investment Minister) (15:08): I thank the member for Indi for her question and I recognise her knowledge, history and understanding of rural and regional health issues before she came to this place. The Australian government is committed to improving the outcomes…

Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2019

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government and Assistant Trade and Investment Minister) (16:30): I rise to sum up on the Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2019. I understand we’ll be dealing with the amendments after I sum up. This bill demonstrates the government’s responsiveness to the needs of farming communities in…

House of Representatives – 25 July 2019

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government and Assistant Trade and Investment Minister) (14:47): I would like to thank the member for Flynn for his question. I know how important regional connectivity is to him and his electorate. This government is committed to supporting Australians through adversity. The member would well know…

Speech in Federation Chamber – Q Fever

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (10:46): The drought continues to bite across regional Australia in the eastern States, particularly in my electorate of Parkes, the just under 400,000 square kilometres that I represent in this place. There has been some relief in the north-eastern part of the electorate, and we’re starting…

Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2018

I rise to speak on the Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2018. As the member for Eden-Monaro leaves, I'll say his was quite a thoughtful response until the last three minutes. It's a shame he wrecked it. This bill is in response to the tour that the Prime Minister, the agriculture minister, the Deputy Prime…