Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip): I too rise today to speak on the Road Safety Remuneration Repeal Bill 2016 and the Road Safety Remuneration Amendment (Protecting Owner Drivers) Bill 2016. I will say that I do have some credentials to speak on this: I hold here my heavy vehicle driver's licence. It is a…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 18 APRIL

It is very welcome news that when Federal Parliament returns this week, the Coalition Government will introduce two bills to abolish the Gillard Government's Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) and provide certainty to numerous small business owner-drivers across Australia. The RSRT has set a controversial minimum rates order that industry groups, farmers and truck drivers…

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Encouraging stronger supply chains in Western NSW

Farmers across Western New South Wales (NSW) will soon be empowered to establish co-operatives and adopt innovative business models to boost their bargaining position in the marketplace, under the Australian Government’s $13.8 million Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today welcomed the announcement that Southern Cross University would deliver…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 11 APRIL

I welcome the Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of $2.59 million in projects to help better protect New South Wales (NSW) communities from the threat of bush fire. This funding commitment will contribute $300,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service for aerial firefighting supply tanks in the Warrumbungle, Moree Plains, Narromine, Gwydir and Narrabri local government areas.…

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Memorabilia at local barracks set for restoration

Valuable Air Force memorabilia on display at Dubbo’s Kokoda Barracks will undergo some much needed restoration this month thanks to a grant from the Commonwealth Government. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today met with Squadron Leader of the Australian Air Force Cadets, Michael White to congratulate him on securing a $3,000 Community Commemorative Grant…

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CSU Dubbo receives top teaching grant

Charles Sturt University (CSU) has been successful in securing vital funding support from the Commonwealth Government for a project to improve the higher education experience of students in the region and around Australia. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today met with Head of Campus, Professor Jeannie Herbert, AM and Senior Lecturer in Health Science…

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