COULTON’S CATCH UP 30TH NOVEMBER

With only one parliamentary sitting week left for 2015, the Coalition Government is working very hard to address some of the key issues facing our communities.   One of these is mental health.  Last week the Coalition Government released its response to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programme and Services.  The…

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Coalition delivers improved foreign ownership scrutiny

Australians will have a better oversight of foreign purchases of agricultural land following the passage of legislation in parliament this week which delivered on another key Coalition election commitment.   Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the legislation formalises the new register of foreign…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 23RD NOVEMBER

I was very pleased to see the results of the independent evaluation of the Work for the Dole pilot, which ran from 1 July 2014, released to the public last week.   The Evaluation of Work for the Dole 2014-15 showed how the programme is enabling more Australians to get work-ready by helping programme participants…

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