Coulton welcomes moves to protect owner-drivers and consumers

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed this week’s announcement by Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash that the Coalition Government will be introducing legislation into the House of Representatives in the week commencing 18 April 2016 to ensure that orders setting mandatory remuneration rates for truck drivers cannot commence before 1…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 4 APRIL

With state Premiers in Canberra for the latest Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting, the states and territories agreed to sweeping reforms to country of origin food labelling which will give Australian consumers clearer and more meaningful information about the products they buy. This agreement comes after decades of frustration on the part of consumers…

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MORE FUNDING FOR MOREE ROADS

Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and NSW Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today announced a $700,000 investment to upgrade three local roads in Moree to improve freight links in the district. Mr Gay said Gosport Street, Tapscott Road and Rosedale Road will be upgraded to allow…

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Small capital projects receive big boost from Coulton

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today announced Commonwealth Government funding for four small capital projects delivering social benefits to communities in and around Dubbo, Narromine, Trangie and Warren. The funding announcements are a result of Round 1 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. The purpose of the programme is to improve local…

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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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