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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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 7 June 2019

Declaration of the Poll in Parkes The House of Representatives election in the electorate of Parkes has been finalised by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) on 6 June 2019, which makes my election official as the Member for Parkes for the fifth time. I would again like to thank everyone who supported me and in…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 31 May 2019

Sworn-in to Coalition Ministry It’s been a memorable week, having been sworn-in to the Coalition Government Ministry on Wednesday 29 May as the Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, in addition to my existing role as Assistant Trade and Investment Minister. The ceremony was held at Government House in Canberra and marked a…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 24 May 2019

Proud to be appointed to Ministry I am deeply honoured to have been appointed to the Coalition Government Ministry on 26 May 2019 as the Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government. I will also retain my role as Assistant Trade and Investment Minister. I thank the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime…

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