Coulton’s Catch Up 10th November

 The end of this week Australia will see world leaders arriving for the G20 Leaders’ Summit. As host, it has been up to Australia to make sure the meeting isn’t just a high-level talk-fest. We are determined that world leaders use their influence to deliver the economic growth, jobs and financial stability that will benefit…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 10th March

 The future of freight in Australia will be key to our productivity. This is why I am so passionate about the future of the Inland Rail. Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss came to Moree on Friday 7th March to attend the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Symposium. The Symposium was a great success and I…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 10th February

 This week marks the return to Parliament for 2014 and the new Government is determined to continue the return of sensible and stable governance.   One of the key issues in the coming sitting weeks will be the carbon tax. Whilst the Coalition has acted quickly to get rid of the Carbon Tax, it is…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 10TH AUGUST

It goes without saying that when Federal Parliament returns from its Winter break, there will be many issues on the table for extensive consideration and debate.   Before this occurs, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge my colleague, the late Don Randall MP, who sadly passed away last month.    Don was…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 1 JUNE

Last week in Canberra, I had the pleasure of meeting the students from the current Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program.  During their visit to Parliament House, the students were treated to a special meeting with Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP.    The students also met with some of my other…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 1 FEBRUARY

As part of my Parliamentary Committee service in Canberra, I am currently a Member of the House of Representatives Indigenous Affairs Committee.   With the Federal electorate of Parkes currently spanning one-third of Western New South Wales (NSW), I am proud to represent more Aboriginal people than nearly any other Member of Parliament in Canberra.…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 1 AUGUST

ABS Census Over the past week my offices have received enquiries about the upcoming 2016 Census. It is compulsory for everyone to complete the Census as it provides important information about Australia’s people and their housing as well as helping to estimate Australia’s population. This information is then used to distribute government funds and plan…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Western NSW healthcare milestones, roads investment, support for those with Type 1 diabetes

Western NSW healthcare milestones We’re one step closer to providing patients in Dubbo and Western New South Wales with world-class cancer care. During the week we marked the commencement of demolition works to make way for the Western Cancer Centre to be built. I was joined by Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders, Chief Executive of…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Western Cancer Centre open to patients, Inland Rail civil works agreements, Helping communities combat drought, Grants on offer to protect our heritage sites

Western Cancer Centre open to patients Last week marked one of my proudest as the Member for Parkes, when the state-of-the-art Western Cancer Centre in Dubbo opened to patients. The Western Cancer Centre is something I’ve fought passionately for and I’m thrilled to see this critical project become a reality. The $35 million facility at…

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