COULTON’S CATCH UP 28 NOVEMBER

Superannuation changes pass the Parliament Last week the Coalition Government secured parliamentary passage of the most comprehensive suite of superannuation reforms in a decade. This delivers on our commitment to improve the fairness, sustainability, flexibility and integrity of the superannuation system. With our Federal Budget currently under pressure, this saving measure will improve the underlying…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 21 NOVEMBER

Dubbo Sports Awards huge success I was very pleased to host the 14th annual Dubbo Sports Awards alongside my colleague Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee and the Dubbo Sports Council at the Dubbo RSL on Friday evening. This year, the event recognised the outstanding achievements of Dubbo’s and Wellington’s most talented sports people across…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 14 NOVEMBER

The work of McGrath Foundation Breast Care nurses is renowned for supporting Australians touched by breast cancer. It is therefore extremely pleasing to be part of a Coalition Government which has provided $20 million over four years in new funding for McGrath Breast Care nurses to ensure ongoing support for people being treated for breast…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 7 NOVEMBER

Giving our local youth a go I am very proud to be part of a Federal Government that is getting young Australians ready and able to join the workforce through the Coalition Government’s innovative Youth Jobs PaTH programme. Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) will help increase young people’s job prospects by ensuring they are better prepared…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 31 OCTOBER

Assistant Minister for Rural Health visits Dubbo I was very pleased to host my National Party colleague, Assistant Minister for Rural Health Dr David Gillespie, in Dubbo last week. Minister Gillespie was appointed to the Rural Health portfolio following the Federal election in July this year. He comes with an extensive medical background including 21…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 24 OCTOBER

Veterans Health Week 2016 Encouraging health and wellbeing and tackling the challenges faced by veterans and their families is a priority for the Australian Government. Veterans’ Health Week runs from 22-30 October and this year focuses on social connection, with more than 300 events planned around the country. We owe enormous gratitude to the men…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 17 OCTOBER

Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement In conjunction with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to Canberra last week, the Coalition Government delivered a comprehensive update of Australia’s second oldest free trade agreement, creating significant opportunities for local service providers and professionals to expand their business. The updated Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) delivers greater access…

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Federal funding towards Dubbo Airport upgrade I was very pleased to host the Deputy Leader of The Nationals and Minister for Regional Development, Fiona Nash in Dubbo last week to announce Federal funding for Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) towards their project to upgrade Dubbo Airport and its Aeromedical Facilities. DRC was successful in securing over…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 3 OCTOBER

The recent announcement that the Coalition Government will cut the proposed backpacker tax from 32.5 per cent to 19 per cent from 1 January 2017 is good news for the Parkes electorate. The Government recognises that working holiday makers are an important part of Australia’s $43.4 billion tourism industry and a key source of labour,…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 26 SEPTEMBER

Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare Last week the Coalition Government announced the first stage in a new approach aiming to revolutionise the welfare system by focusing on improving the individual lives of people trapped in it. This is an issue that is very close to my heart as I represent an area that has…

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