Coulton’s Catchup

 

Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 19 April 2019

A week on the road It was wonderful last week to catch up with important community groups in my electorate, which have received funding under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants program. Baradine CWA, Baradine Progress Association, Coonabarabran Men’s Shed, Coonabarabran Show Society and Warren Meals on Wheels are just some of the 41 organisations across…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 12 April 2019

Election called By now readers will likely be aware that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a Federal Election will be held on 18 May 2019. By convention, the Government has now assumed a caretaker role prior to the election, which will continue until the election result is known. The campaign period will see me…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 5 April 2019

Budget Week It has been a rewarding week in the nation’s capital with the Government handing down the 2019 Federal Budget. The Budget is testament to the Liberal National Government’s commitment to economic growth. After more than a decade of deficits, this Budget forecasts a surplus of $7.1 billion in 2019-20. I’m pleased there are…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 29 March 2019

Weekly highlights It was my great pleasure to officially open Carinya Christian School Gunnedah’s brand new middle school precinct on Wednesday, funded in part with $650,000 from the Federal Government. The new precinct will allow students to continue their studies at the school following completion of Year 6. The school has also received a further…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 22 March 2019

Regional infrastructure, events boost There has been plenty of exciting news to share this week on my travels throughout the electorate. In Menindee on Monday, I announced that a further 70 kilometres of the partially-sealed Pooncarie Road will be sealed with $25 million from the Federal and State Governments. This project will open up endless…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 15 March 2019

Grants for local preschools, daycare I was very pleased to drop in to Yuluwirri Kids – Coonabarabran Preschool & Long Day Care Centre last week, which received $17,925 under the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP) for a soft-fall, shade and play equipment, as well as a $40,000 grant under the Community Child Care Fund.…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 8 March 2019

A gem for Lightning Ridge I was thrilled to be able to announce $9.5 million for stage one of the Australian Opal Centre project in Lightning Ridge on Sunday under Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. This marks an exciting step forward for the economic, cultural and tourism capabilities of the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 1 March 2019

Western Division Councils Conference It was great to be in Bourke on Monday 25 February for the Western Division of Councils Annual Conference, which was themed “The bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity”. The Parkes electorate incorporates many Western Division councils. The conference was a worthwhile forum for sharing ideas and support, and focusing…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 22 February 2019

Update from Parliament Last week concludes another Parliamentary sitting fortnight, and in the coming weeks I will be on the road, followed by a return to the nation’s capital for budget week in early April. Last week we saw the introduction of a South Australian Senator’s ridiculous Bill which attempts to ban the Australian export…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 15 February 2019

Legislation update With the commencement of another Parliamentary sitting fortnight last week, legislative discussions are in full swing. I presented a Bill in the House of Representatives chamber – the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Support for Infrastructure Financing) Bill 2019. These amendments give Australia’s credit export agency, Efic, a new overseas infrastructure financing…

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