COULTON’S CATCH UP 29 AUGUST

Western NSW Cancer Centre update Last week I officially received a petition containing well over 45,000 signatures in support of an integrated cancer centre based at Dubbo Hospital. Receiving this petition is certainly one of those special moments in my parliamentary career to date. I could not have predicted the magnitude of the number of…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 28TH SEPTEMBER

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s new look ministry was sworn in by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove last week.   Following this I have been busy speaking with many of my constituents about how their matters will be dealt with under the new Coalition Government.   One particular matter being raised with me is the implementation of…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 28th July

 In August community information sessions will be held around the country to offer communities the opportunity to learn more about the National Landcare Programme. The National Landcare Programme is designed to deliver simple, local and long-term solutions to environmental challenges. It is important that farmers, environmental groups, local Landcare bodies and natural resource management organisations…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 28th April

 It has now been some months since a boat has arrived on Australian shores with people travelling from Indonesia seeking asylum. This is an incredibly important achievement of the Abbott/Truss Government because it flies in the face of all of those on the extreme left who said that it could not be done. No boats…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 28 NOVEMBER

Superannuation changes pass the Parliament Last week the Coalition Government secured parliamentary passage of the most comprehensive suite of superannuation reforms in a decade. This delivers on our commitment to improve the fairness, sustainability, flexibility and integrity of the superannuation system. With our Federal Budget currently under pressure, this saving measure will improve the underlying…

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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 27th October

 Scrapping the carbon tax has delivered families and businesses in New South Wales the biggest drop in electricity prices on record. The ABS has released the Consumer Price Index for the September Quarter 2014 -the first outcome since the Coalition scrapped Labor’s damaging carbon tax. These figures revealed that electricity prices had the largest fall…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 27TH JULY

With Parliament’s winter break still in full swing, I have enjoyed having the opportunity to get out and about and visit more towns across the Parkes electorate.   Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Coonabarabran, Warren and Nyngan as well as spending time in Moree and Dubbo.    During my visits, I was…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 27th January

   Australia Day is a day for celebration and community. Australians come together in appreciation of the great country that we live in, and the opportunities that are available to us. Many choose to mark the day with close friends and family in a truly laid back and Australian style.     Congratulations to all who…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 27th April

Tax-deductible donations to hundreds of environmental groups will be scrutinised in a new inquiry by a Federal Government House of Representatives Environment Committee. The committee has launched an inquiry into the administration, transparency and effectiveness of the Register of Environmental Organisations (the Register) in supporting practical action to improve the environment. The committee looks forward…

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