Coulton’s Catch-up for week ending 03 June

More than $6.5 million for Warialda bypass Warialda's long awaited bypass is now just around the corner, with nearly $6.5 million in funding now locked in from industry and all levels of government. This is a great example of three levels of government working together as well as great contributions from private enterprises. The 3.6…

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Coulton’s Catch-up for the week ending 13 January

$110 million additional investment in child and youth mental health The Coalition Government is continuing to build on record levels of investment in mental health services with an additional $110 million to extend and expand mental health programs for young Australians. We know that around four million Australians experience a mental health condition every year.…

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Coulton’s catch-up April 3

National Wastewater Drug Monitoring report to help flush out the crooks I welcome the release of the first National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program Report which will change the way our nation fights the scourge of ice. The Coalition Government provided the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) with a $3.6 million boost to detect ice hotspots,…

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Coulton’s Catch-up 21st April

The Prime Minister has taken some important steps in the right direction with trading partners to our North in recent weeks. Our diplomatic relationship with the emerging and established powers in Asia is multi-faceted and complicated. Advancing Australian interests in our region is vital for our future and a methodical and steady approach to diplomacy…

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Coulton’s Catch-up 13 March

Already 800 submissions have been received for the new www.getoutofthecity.com.au campaign. The Senate inquiry was launched to put a stop to The Nationals’ plan of decentralisation. Regional Australians must tell city-based politicians why they need jobs and adding to the firepower from the bush is the Country Women’s Association calling for regional Australians to make…

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Coulton’s catch-up

I would like to urge regional Australians to have their say on plans to decentralise more government offices and agencies to country Australia as part of The Nationals plan to boost job opportunities in the bush. With the launch of the new Get out of the City Campaign (getoutofthecity.com.au), which aims to drive submissions from…

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Coulton’s Catch Up February 6

Natural disasters have hit the Parkes electorate on many occasions, but the recent bushfires in the Narrabri and Warrumbungle local government areas have been particularly devastating. Scorching temperatures across the electorate and other parts of New South Wales culminated in a number of fires breaking out across the State on Sunday 12th February. At Boggabri,…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 9TH NOVEMBER

Last week marked one month since the commencement of the Government’s new National Work Experience Programme which aims to help job seekers gain valuable experience in workplaces around the country.   I am a big supporter of this programme as it gives job seekers the opportunity to experience a placement in a work-like role so…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 9th March

 The Intergenerational Report is a document prepared by Treasury officials to advise the Government and the Australian people of how our economy, population and national budget will change over the next 40 years. There has been a general awareness of our ageing population and the challenges presented by the ageing boom. The Intergenerational Report brings…

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