Coulton’s Catch-up for week ending 10 March

4.7 million Australians to benefit from indexation Around 4.7 million pension and allowance recipients will receive an increase to their welfare payments from 20 March. The increases will help pensioners and allowance recipients to keep up with increases in living costs. From 20 March, pension payments including Age Pension and Disability Support Pension will increase…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 10 June

$842,536 boost for Gunida Gunyah’s case management services Additional case management services in Gunnedah have been boosted thanks to an $842,536 grant from the Nationals/Liberal Government, providing support to families with members who are incarcerated or who have come into contact with the criminal justice system. This funding announcement is a welcome boost for an…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 10 February

New NBN pricing delivering better broadband for consumers New wholesale pricing on the National Broadband Network is delivering a better broadband experience for consumers, according to the ACCC’s latest Wholesale Market Indicators report. The report shows the introduction of new wholesale pricing has resulted in a substantial 37 per cent boost to the amount of…

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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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