Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 19 July 2019

A regional focus for PM’s visit Dubbo was abuzz on 18 July for the Daily Telegraph’s Bush Summit, which helped to shine a light on what makes our regions so strong and vibrant, and how we can build on that into the future. I particularly enjoyed listening to panels consisting of industry, business and government…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 5 July 2019

Return of Parliament I returned to the nation’s capital last week with the official opening of the 46th Parliament taking place on 2 July. It was wonderful to be sworn in for the fifth time as the local member, and I thank the people of the Parkes electorate for their ongoing support. I’m excited to…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 28 June 2019

Australia’s 27th Governor-General and 46th Parliament On Monday 1 July, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) will be sworn in as the 27thGovernor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. General Hurley’s appointment was approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in December 2018 following a recommendation being made by the Prime Minister. General Hurley…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 21 June 2019

Australian Local Government Association National General Assembly As the newly appointed Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government it was a privilege to be in Canberra last week for the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly (NGA). The NGA is held each year and is the largest gathering of elected local government…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 14 June 2019

Travels in Western NSW It’s been a productive week with Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management, David Littleproud, joining me to spend time with local communities in the western part of my electorate. In a meeting with Bourke Shire Council, the Minister and I heard about Council’s priorities, and…

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