Parliament Speeches

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS – Mining

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (13:48): There are a lot of words spoken in this place about a cleaner future and reducing our emissions. The reality is that we can’t do that without a mining sector. The critical minerals—the cobalt, the rare earths, the magnetite, the clean coal—are all the things we need for a…

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Matters Of Public Importance – Live Animal Exports

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (16:13): I would like to compliment the one-term member opposite for her contribution. If it’s all right with her, I might put that on my Facebook page so that I can explain to my constituents exactly what’s wrong with this place at the moment! Why don’t those on that side…

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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS – Local Government

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (17:26): I’m very pleased to back up my colleague and friend the member for Gippsland on this important motion. I’m a little bit confused by the contribution of my colleague the member for Robertson just then, because a previous member for Robertson who is now a senator for New South…

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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS – Nuclear Energy

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (13:50): Decisions made in this place have consequences. This is not a philosophical debating club at the local university or high school. Decisions that are made here impact on people. We’ve seen this week the debate on the export of live sheep—a great debate here, with lots of virtue signalling…

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ADJOURNMENT – Regional Enterprise Development Institute (REDI.E)

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (19:40): The Regional Enterprise Development Institute, otherwise known as REDI, are a service and jobs provider to the Indigenous communities in western New South Wales, with a proud 25-year history. They work and they have worked diligently to close the gap for the people that they represent in western New…

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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS – Brewarrina Shire Council

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (13:30): My admiration for the community of Brewarrina and the leadership shown by Brewarrina Shire Council under the leadership of Mayor Vivian Slack-Smith is well known. Six of the nine councillors of Brewarrina Shire Council are local Indigenous people, and 75 per cent of their workforce is Indigenous, including the…

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ADJOURNMENT – New Zealand delegation and Northern Tablelands by-election

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (12:49): I’m on the committee that helps organise the political exchanges between this parliament and various other countries across the world. I think there are about six or seven other countries that we have regular political exchanges with—generally newer members of parliament or maybe even people who have aspirations to…

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