Coulton’s Catch-up for week ending 11 November

Roads to Recovery Last week [08-11-17] the Nationals-Liberal Government launched the first ever Roads to Recovery Statement of Expectations. Local Government Areas using funding from the Roads to Recovery (R2R) Program are urged to focus on improving road safety outcomes when undertaking local road upgrades. When selecting projects, councils are strongly urged to consider the…

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Coulton’s Catch-up week ending November 4

More support from Medicare Thousands of Australian patients and their families will now be able to access new Medicare supported treatments for breast and ovarian cancer, heart disease, epilepsy, stroke, lymphoma and liver tumours. Women with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer will be supported through a new genetic testing through the BRCA…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 28 October

$31 million in additional funding for veteran mental health The Nationals-Liberal Government will provide an additional $31 million to support veterans’ mental health as part of its response to the Senate Inquiry into veterans’ suicide. We best honour the diggers of 1917 by ensuring our veterans in 2017 receive the support they need and deserve.…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending Oct 21

300,000 small businesses benefit from instant asset write-off Almost 300,000 Australian small businesses have taken advantage of the Nationals-Liberal Government’s instant asset write-off according to 2015-16 tax office data. The instant asset write-off is directly helping small business bottom lines and improving cash flow for small business which means more investment in local communities, higher…

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Coulton’s Catch-up for week ending 14 October

Digital assistants helping people complete claims online New digital assistants on the Department of Human Services’ website are answering simple questions and helping people complete their claims for family and student payments online so people don’t have to pick up the phone. Digital assistant ‘Sam’ is one component of the Government’s $1 billion investment in…

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Coulton’s Catch-up for week ending 7 October

Stay Smart Online Week  Stay Smart Online Week, from 9-13 October, is a national awareness raising initiative to encourage Australians to be more proactive about their cyber security. Cybercrime is estimated to cost the Australian economy more than $1 billion a year, and around 43 per cent of cybercrimes are targeted at small businesses. The…

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Coulton’s Catch-up for week ending 30 September

Government delivers more than $1 billion under the National Landcare program The Coalition Government is continuing its longstanding commitment to natural resource management, investing more than $1 billion for phase two of the National Landcare Program, which will be delivered from July 2017 to June 2023 as announced in this year’s Budget. Phase two of…

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Coulton’s Catch-up for week ending 23 September

The Nationals-Liberal Government is committed to maintaining a strong social security safety net. The Government announced a significant package of welfare integrity measures which are being implemented from 2015-16 to 2019-20. The package consists of five measures which were included in the 2015-16 Budget, 2016-17 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook [MYEFO] and the 2016-17 MYEFO…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 16 September

4.7 million Australians to benefit from September pension indexation  4.7 million pensioners and allowance recipients will receive an increase to their welfare payments from 20 September 2017.  As a result of the regular twice-yearly indexation, pension payments including Age Pension and Disability Support Pension will rise by $6.10 a fortnight to $894.40 for singles and…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 9 September

Reducing the pressure on housing affordability The introduction of legislation into Parliament will help to reduce pressure on housing affordability for first home buyers and downsizers. The First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS), announced in this year’s Budget, will give first home savers the ability to accelerate their savings by at least 30 per cent. First…

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