Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012

Mr COULTON (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (19:28): I, too, rise tonight to speak on the Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012 and in support of the amendment introduced by my colleague the member for Calare. There has been a lot of attention on this bill, a lot of discussion and quite a bit of intrigue.…

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Coulton on Murray Darling Basin Plan

Mark Coulton (Parkes, National Party) I rise this morning to express my concerns as to the current state of play with the Murray Darling Basin plan. The electorate of Parkes encompasses 24 per cent of the Murray Darling Basin and indeed my constituents are heavily reliant on the health and viability of the river system.…

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Coulton Congratulates Olympians

Mark Coulton (Parkes, National Party) Briefly, I would like to add my comments on the 2012 Olympic Games to the record. First of all, I would like to congratulate the City of London on the fantastic job that they did of hosting the event. Second, I want to speak about the efforts of our Olympians…

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Dementia Awareness Week

Mark Coulton (Parkes, National Party) I would like to acknowledge the member for Newcastle for bringing this very important motion into the House. Dementia Awareness Week is a very important part of the process to bring dementia to the forefront for the Australian population. I think awareness of dementia is one of the issues that…

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Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Bill 2012

Mr COULTON  (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (19:30): I too rise tonight to speak on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012. These bills establish the a new national regulator and regulatory framework for the not-for-profit sector, and provides the powers that the…

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Skills Shortage in Agricultural Sector

I rise tonight to speak about an issue that has become quite a problem in western New South Wales, including in my electorate of Parkes. That issue is the shortage of skilled workers. In the last season since the drought broke there has been a real shortage of people to do the job, mainly in…

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Landcare Week

I also rise to speak on the motion introduced to this House by the member for Gippsland. I note that the member for Gippsland is one of the true champions of environmental issues in this place and he comes from a practical background rather than some sort of philosophical position. It is important to note…

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Mr Coulton Supports the NDIS

Mr COULTON (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (11:36): I rise to support the motion moved by the member for Dawson. I say at the outset that I am a little disappointed in my colleagues on the other side of the chamber. They seem to have misread the intention of this motion. The member for Dawson and…

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