Speeches

BILLS Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2023-2024 Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2023-2024 Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2023-2024 Second Reading

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (18:27): I rise tonight to speak on this Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2023-2024 and express my concern about how the Albanese Labor government seems to have abandoned regional Australia and particularly my electorate in a whole range of ways. In some ways, I can’t believe it’s on purpose. I think…

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Statements By Members – Parkes Electorate: Australia Day Awards

7 February 2024 Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (13:42): On Australia Day, some outstanding citizens from the Parkes electorate were honoured  by Order of Australia medal. I’d like to recognise Mrs Ruth Sandow from Milparinka in the far west of New South Wales for the work that she’s done, not only for the Milparinka community,…

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Statements By Members – Parkes Electorate: Community Events

27 November 2023 Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (16:35): Over the last couple of days, I’ve had the privilege to attend three different events in the Parkes electorate that really show the diversity and strength of this community. Late last week, I was able to attend the 20th anniversary of the Country Education Foundation’s Namoi…

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CONSTITUENCY STATEMENTS – Environment

14 November 2023 Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (16:12): I acknowledge the Minister in the room because I am sure she will be as concerned as I am about the issue I am about to raise. I have in front of me here a letter that one of my constituents received last week from the…

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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS – First Nations Australians

19 October 2023 Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (13:51): As a co-chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Palestine, I’d like to associate myself with the remarks of the member for Caldwell. Last weekend in my electorate, which has a very high Indigenous population, the ‘yes’ vote was clearly not supported in the referendum. Just under…

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STATEMENTS – Israel

18 October 2023 Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (18:19): I rise tonight to speak on this motion on the Hamas attacks on Israel. The images from those initial attacks on Israel, on the kibbutz and the music festival, were horrendous. I want it on the record that I completely condemn Hamas for undertaking that action.…

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