Coulton’s Catch Up 15th December

 The Coalition made a commitment to restore order to border protection after years of failed and erratic policy measures under Labor. When the Labor party formed Government in 2007, the Howard Government had made the tough decisions to prevent people from taking the risky route to Australia by sea. Kevin Rudd, and then Julia Gillard,…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 8th December

 National Heritage places are of outstanding heritage value to the nation and reveal the richness and diversity of Australia’s extraordinarily natural environment. The Parkes Electorate is no exception and is home to many of these iconic places. The Australian Government is now calling for nominations for new places to be included on the National Heritage…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 1st December

 There has been a lot of heat in the discussion over funding for public broadcasters over the last week- let’s look at the facts of the situation. 1.       The ABC will continue to receive $5.1 billion dollars in funding over the next 5 years. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is a large organisation receiving more than…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 24th November

 Christmas is fast approaching and with more than 2,200 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel deployed overseas on operations Australians are being asked to spare a thought for our troops who won’t be able to spend Christmas with their families and friends. The best and most effective way to show support is to send an email…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 17th November

 After years of neglect under the Labor Government, the Coalition is putting the focus back on agriculture. The Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper will be the basis for the Government’s policy platform for the agricultural sector. This policy will emphasise the important part that agriculture plays in the Australian economy. The final White Paper is due…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 10th November

 The end of this week Australia will see world leaders arriving for the G20 Leaders’ Summit. As host, it has been up to Australia to make sure the meeting isn’t just a high-level talk-fest. We are determined that world leaders use their influence to deliver the economic growth, jobs and financial stability that will benefit…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 3rd November

 The Abbott Coalition Government is cutting red tape to make life easier, help small business, strengthen our economy and create jobs. For the first time in history, the Government is dedicating two days of Parliament each year to removing red tape. During the Spring Red Tape Repeal Day on 29 October, nearly 1,000 pieces of…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 27th October

 Scrapping the carbon tax has delivered families and businesses in New South Wales the biggest drop in electricity prices on record. The ABS has released the Consumer Price Index for the September Quarter 2014 -the first outcome since the Coalition scrapped Labor’s damaging carbon tax. These figures revealed that electricity prices had the largest fall…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 20th

 Small business is not only the engine room for the national economy, it is also crucial to the long term viability of our regional communities. The Federal Coalition has announced a number of low cost measures to help small business as a part of the Abbott Government’s Australian Small Business Advisory Programme (ASBAS). The Government…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 13th October

 There is great potential in Australia for developing the production and marketing of industrial hemp. Traditionally there has been resistance to growing hemp because of its association with the cannabis plant. Hemp is similar in appearance to the Cannabis plant but does not possess the same characteristics which have caused Cannabis to be banned.  Hemp…

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