Dementia Awareness Week

Mark Coulton (Parkes, National Party) I would like to acknowledge the member for Newcastle for bringing this very important motion into the House. Dementia Awareness Week is a very important part of the process to bring dementia to the forefront for the Australian population. I think awareness of dementia is one of the issues that…

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Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Bill 2012

Mr COULTON  (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (19:30): I too rise tonight to speak on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012. These bills establish the a new national regulator and regulatory framework for the not-for-profit sector, and provides the powers that the…

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Landcare Week

I also rise to speak on the motion introduced to this House by the member for Gippsland. I note that the member for Gippsland is one of the true champions of environmental issues in this place and he comes from a practical background rather than some sort of philosophical position. It is important to note…

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Mr Coulton Supports the NDIS

Mr COULTON (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (11:36): I rise to support the motion moved by the member for Dawson. I say at the outset that I am a little disappointed in my colleagues on the other side of the chamber. They seem to have misread the intention of this motion. The member for Dawson and…

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Mr Coulton Raises Constituent Issues in Parliament

Mr COULTON (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (13:58): I rise to acknowledge a letter that I received from one of my constituents, Eliza Vail. Eliza is in fifth class at Dubbo South Public School and has written to me about her concerns regarding litter around her community. She believes that there should be stronger penalties for…

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Mr Coulton presents results of Telecommunications Survey

Mr COULTON (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (09:37): I thank the member for Kingston for the segue into my statement, which is about the telecommunications survey that I have just undertaken in the Parkes electorate. In May I sent out a survey to every resident of the Parkes electorate asking them questions about the telecommunication services…

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International Year of Co-operatives

Mr COULTON (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (10:57): I too rise this morning to speak in support of this motion moved by the member for Cowper. I also acknowledge the contributions made by other members. It is important to note that 2012 is the International Year of the Cooperative and that there are over two million…

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