Coulton’s Catch Up 30th March

Sport plays an important part in the lives of Australians and being active is an essential part of leading a healthy lifestyle. The Australian Government currently spends about $100 million a year on various initiatives to encourage participation in sports. The sports sector also generates nearly $13 billion in income every year and employs more…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 23rd March

 The Coalition is carrying through on our commitment to reduce red tape and compliance burden for business and industry. The issue of red tape is one that I have dealt with myself as a farmer and it is a subject that is frequently brought to my attention throughout the Electorate. The Federal Government has committed…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 16th March

 The Coalition is delivering on its promise to legislate a 1500 Gigalitre buyback cap as a part of the management of the Murray Darling Basin. Legislating the buyback cap was a promise made by the Prime Minister prior to the last election. This legislation will deliver further certainty to farmers and irrigators in the Basin.…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 9th March

 The Intergenerational Report is a document prepared by Treasury officials to advise the Government and the Australian people of how our economy, population and national budget will change over the next 40 years. There has been a general awareness of our ageing population and the challenges presented by the ageing boom. The Intergenerational Report brings…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 2nd March

 Now is the time to fix up the confusing issue of country of origin labelling. Consumers should be able to tell by a simple and clear labelling system where produce comes from.  Australian farmers also deserve the opportunity to clearly present their proudly Australian grown products to the market. The Prime Minister has charged senior…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 23rd February

 The importance of biosecurity has been highlighted over the last week following the linking of consumption of frozen berries with several cases of Hepatitis A across the country.  The Australian Department of Health is coordinating a national health response to this issue after cases were reported in Victoria, News South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 16th February

 The Federal Government has listened to concerns from the community about the amount of oversight for foreign purchases of agricultural land.  Addressing this issue was a key election commitment at the last election and The Nationals are delivering on this issue. The threshold for screening foreign investment in agricultural land will be reduced from $252…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 9th February

 Last week the Federal Nationals Party Room convened in the regional centre of Albury-Wodonga for our first meeting of 2015.  With Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and the rest of the Nationals team, we have established the key areas of policy that will continue to be a priority for us as elected representatives of regional…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 2nd February

 Prior to the Federal Election in 2013 the Coalition made a commitment to hold a review of the Fair Work Laws. The Productivity Commission will undertake this review and has now called for submissions from the public. This independent review will assess the operation of the Fair Work framework and consider options for improvement before…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 26th January

 Businesses in the Parkes Electorate are able to apply for support to boost the skills in their workforce with applications now open for the new $476 million Industry Skills Fund. The fund will provide up to 200,000 training places and skills advice for businesses over the next four years. The Industry Skills Fund is a…

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