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 21 MARCH

Following extensive sittings of Federal Parliament in Canberra and hours of debate, the Government’s Senate voting reform bill has finally passed through the Parliament. These reforms were vital and are designed to empower voters to have their preferences reflected in any Senate election, by improving the transparency of Senate voting arrangements. The reforms include the…

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Nationals secure big win for small business

The Nationals as part of the Coalition Government has fought hard to back small business by delivering major changes to misuse of market power provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act (CCA). Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the Coalition Government reforms to the CCA were a big win for the thousands of…

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Applications invited for community heritage projects

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is inviting local organisations that need support to preserve and conserve important Australian heritage to apply for a Community Heritage Grant. Managed by the National Library and funded by the Australian Government, the Community Heritage Grants program provides grants of up to $15,000 each to help local organisations preserve…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 14 MARCH

Over the past few months I have been contacted by many constituents from across the federal electorate of Parkes expressing their concerns about the future direction of superannuation in Australia. The Federal Government recognises that superannuation is, by its nature, a long-term investment and considers it important that people have sufficient confidence in the system…

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Coulton supporting men’s health and wellbeing in Dubbo

Dubbo’s Community Men’s Shed Inc has marked the inaugural “Men’s Shed Week” with a visit from Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton. The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) in conjunction with the Bipartisan Parliamentary Friends of Men’s Sheds Group was happy to announce the very first Men’s Shed Week encouraging sheds across Australia to invite…

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Coalition investing in our small hort exporters

The Coalition Government is investing $800,000 to support horticulture exporters, in particular small exporters, by bolstering the number of industry-based Plant Export Authorised Officers (AOs) by more than one-third.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said by training up to 400…

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Inland Rail planning still a priority

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton remains confident that planning for the iconic Inland Rail project will remain a priority for the Federal Government following meetings he attended in Canberra last week.   Chair of the Inland Rail Implementation Group, John Anderson AO joined Mr Coulton in meeting with the newly appointed Minister for Infrastructure…

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