Coulton’s Catch Up 6th October

 Last week the guidelines for the National Stronger Regions Fund were released by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss. The National Stronger Regions Fund will invest $1 billion over 5 years in economic development projects and small scale community infrastructure across Australia. The Fund will provide up to 50…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 6TH JULY

Over the weekend, the Coalition Government released its much anticipated Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.   This White Paper delivers on a key Coalition election commitment and sets the future direction of agricultural policy to drive long-term growth and prosperity across rural and regional Australia.   For the first time, Australia has a long-term plan to…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 6th April

 Our tax system was built in the 1950s and it is time that we have a discussion as a nation about what changes should be introduced to make sure that we can keep up with the times. Globalisation and the digital economy have transformed the way that we do business. Our reliance on income tax…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 6th April

Our tax system was built in the 1950s and it is time that we have a discussion as a nation about what changes should be introduced to make sure that we can keep up with the times. Globalisation and the digital economy have transformed the way that we do business. Our reliance on income tax…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 6 JUNE

I was very pleased to be joined by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson in Narrabri last week where we reaffirmed the Coalition’s commitment to the Inland Rail project. I first spoke about the importance of the Inland…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 5TH OCTOBER

In light of the Commonwealth Government’s announcement of its $100 million Women’s Safety package to respond to family and domestic violence, there has been a lot of discussion happening on this issue right across my electorate.   On the one hand, I am very disappointed that many parts of my electorate have been identified as…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 5th May

 There has been a lot of noise over recent weeks about the Budget and what this will mean for specific sectors of our society. There are a number of key facts to remember as speculation rises prior to the Coalition’s first Budget following the election. Number 1: No one who is elected to Government wants…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 5 DECEMBER

Backpacker tax breakthrough The final sitting of Federal Parliament saw the Coalition Government deliver on some of its key promises including the so-called backpacker tax that passed through both Houses of Parliament late last Thursday evening. This tax will give certainty to those sections of rural and regional businesses that rely on backpackers, commencing in…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 4th May

This week I had the pleasure of officially opening the new and improved Trangie-Nevertire Irrigation Scheme. The opening took place on the Macquarie River at Gin Gin and represented more than half a decade of hard work by the Scheme board and members. The scheme will provide long-term water efficiency and crop productivity gains for…

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