Meals on Wheels

Mr COULTON (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (20:19): by leave, I move: That the motion be amended to read-That the House: (1) acknowledges the significant community contribution Meals on Wheels Australia has made to the most vulnerable in our society for nearly 60 years; (2) values the many Meals on Wheels Australia volunteers that selflessly dedicate…

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Matters of Public Importance – Regional Australia

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (15:29):  From time to time, as I go around my regional electorate, I come across a bit of criticism as a local member. People might express some frustration and talk about things that maybe they're not completely happy about, but there are a couple of things…

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Matter of Public Importance- Regional Australia

 It is always interesting, in a debate on regional Australia, to follow the member for Perth, which is one of those far-flung regional centres that was so disadvantaged by the last parliament that we had to spend about $14 million on their road to the airport. The member for Perth mentioned the freezing of the…

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Matter of Public Importance- Northern Floods

Mr COULTON   (Parkes-The Nationals Chief Whip) (17:02): I rise to speak on this matter of public importance, brought to the House by the member for Lyne. I would like to note that it is somewhat comforting as a member in this place that sometimes thrives on adversity that at times like this we all…

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