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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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 17 May 2019

Mark Coulton honoured to be re-elected as Parkes MP It is an honour to have been re-elected as the Federal Member for Parkes following the election held on Saturday 18 May 2019. The people of the Parkes electorate have backed me for a fifth time as their local member, and I couldn’t be more proud.…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 10 May 2019

Stronger economy for Parkes electorate We live in the best country in the world, and to secure our future, the path ahead relies on a strong economy. That’s why there is a lot at stake this Federal Election. I’ve worked hard as Member for Parkes for more than 11 years, advocating for the issues that…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 3 May 2019

Expand your business vision It was great to attend the ‘Expand Your Vision’ masterclass last week, coordinated by Namoi Unlimited and its partners for business owners and entrepreneurs looking to scale internationally. This workshop stretched participants’ thinking around what their company can achieve. With my Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment hat on, I’m…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 26 April 2019

Welcoming the Prime Minister to my electorate It has been an action-packed weekend as I welcomed the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, and Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, to the Parkes electorate. The Parkes electorate was very much in the spotlight on Saturday as key policy announcements were made, and I…

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