National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012

Mark Coulton I rise this evening to speak on the establishment of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It is a significant and necessary reform. This bill, the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012, has bipartisan support. I have been listening to the contributions of my colleagues on both sides of the House, and much has…

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National Gambling Reform Bill 2012

  Mark Coulton  I rise tonight to briefly voice my opposition to this National Gambling Reform Bill 2012. My views on this are well and truly on the record, but I do want to reinforce my position. I do not play poker machines-and, quite frankly, to me, this bill is not about poker machines. This…

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Meals on Wheels

Mr COULTON (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (20:19): by leave, I move: That the motion be amended to read-That the House: (1) acknowledges the significant community contribution Meals on Wheels Australia has made to the most vulnerable in our society for nearly 60 years; (2) values the many Meals on Wheels Australia volunteers that selflessly dedicate…

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Indigenous Service Personnel

Mr COULTON: I rise today to speak on this motion that I have introduced to the parliament. The timing of this motion is also to acknowledge the importance of Remembrance Day which is less than two weeks away. I believe that Remembrance Day is one of the days of true national significance in this country…

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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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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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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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