4th July – Wild Dog Motion

  Mr COULTON (Parkes-The Nationals Chief Whip) (20:32): I too rise this evening to speak on the motion of the member for Gippsland on the impact of wild dogs. I acknowledge his contribution and his genuine concern about this issue, and I also acknowledge the contribution of the member for Lyons and his long interest…

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4th July – Live Exports

  Mr COULTON (Parkes-The Nationals Chief Whip) (20:46): I rise tonight to speak on the bill introduced by the member for Melbourne. I cannot believe that we are actually debating this bill. I could understand when it was first introduced by the member but times have changed. Surely in the last few weeks we have…

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Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Election Commitments and Other Measures) Bill 2011: Second Reading (22 Mar 2011)

  Mark Coulton (Parkes, National Party) Share this | Link to this | Hansard source I rise tonight to speak on the amendment moved by Mr Andrews to the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Election Commitments and Other Measures) Bill 2011. This youth allowance saga has been running for…

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3 Minute Statement – Carbon Pricing

  Mr COULTON (Parkes) (10.55 am)-It seems to be my lot in life to tend to follow the member for Dobell with my speeches in this place, but it is quite appropriate. The member for Dobell typifies the absolute fantasy and fallacy that surrounds the debate we are having at the moment. I would like…

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Adjournment Debate – Kangaroo Industry

  Mr COULTON (Parkes) (9.10 pm)-Mr Deputy Speaker, I hope my contribution befits this historic moment. I want to discuss a report by the University of Technology Sydney’s Institute of Sustainable Futures entitled Advocating kangaroo meat-towards ecological benefit or plunder. A report on the sustainability of the kangaroo industry done in a transparent and even-handed…

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Motion of Condolence: Floods

I too rise to add my words to this motion of condolence on the natural disasters. I acknowledge the words of the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the member for Eden-Monaro, and thank him for his visit to my electorate in January. The electorate of Parkes has been battling this disaster in various…

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