COULTON’S CATCH UP 28 NOVEMBER

Superannuation changes pass the Parliament Last week the Coalition Government secured parliamentary passage of the most comprehensive suite of superannuation reforms in a decade. This delivers on our commitment to improve the fairness, sustainability, flexibility and integrity of the superannuation system. With our Federal Budget currently under pressure, this saving measure will improve the underlying…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 28 MARCH

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement to recall Parliament from 18 April has certainly attracted some attention over recent days. The Prime Minister has made this decision in order to provide the Senate with ample opportunity to consider and pass what is known as the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) Bill and the Registered Organisations…

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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 27TH JULY

With Parliament’s winter break still in full swing, I have enjoyed having the opportunity to get out and about and visit more towns across the Parkes electorate.   Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Coonabarabran, Warren and Nyngan as well as spending time in Moree and Dubbo.    During my visits, I was…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 27th January

   Australia Day is a day for celebration and community. Australians come together in appreciation of the great country that we live in, and the opportunities that are available to us. Many choose to mark the day with close friends and family in a truly laid back and Australian style.     Congratulations to all who…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 27th April

Tax-deductible donations to hundreds of environmental groups will be scrutinised in a new inquiry by a Federal Government House of Representatives Environment Committee. The committee has launched an inquiry into the administration, transparency and effectiveness of the Register of Environmental Organisations (the Register) in supporting practical action to improve the environment. The committee looks forward…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 27 JUNE

Two significant election commitments were announced last week that are focused on improving rural and regional areas including communities across the Parkes electorate. Firstly, it was announced that a re-elected Coalition Government will re-focus its billion dollar National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) to be eligible only to regional, rural and remote Australia and be broadened…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 26TH OCTOBER

Exporters and producers throughout rural and regional New South Wales are now one step closer to experiencing the range of benefits from the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).   The enabling legislation for this landmark agreement passed through the House of Representatives last week after the Coalition Government secured bipartisan support for the agreement.  …

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Coulton’s Catch Up 26th May

 For the first time in Australian history the Federal Government will be offering a mechanism, similar to the HECS scheme, to young people taking up a trade. The Trade Support Loans will begin from 1July 2014 and this is great news for the regions. The Trade Support Loans will consist of a loan up to…

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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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