Mark Coulton MP, Federal Member for Parkes

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Friendly Faces, Helping Hands
20 March, 2013  I ask the Minister for Health to wait for 30 seconds. Today is one of those rare days when we get to recognise someone from my electorate in the parliament. In the gallery today we have Kelly Foran, who has started a website called Friendly Faces Helping Hands that helps people in a ... Read more
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
20 March, 2013  It is always a privilege to follow my colleague the member for Dawson, who never ceases to amaze me with his broad depth of knowledge and understanding of the issues that surround his electorate. For a man with a journalistic background to have that sort of grasp of agricultural issues is a re... Read more
Statement on Natural Disasters
15 February, 2013  Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (12:47): I too rise here this afternoon to speak about the natural disasters that happen around Australia, particularly the ones in my electorate of Parkes. To show the diversity of Australia but particularly of my electorate, I was dealing wit... Read more
National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012
12 February, 2013 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... Read more
Constitutional Recognition of Local Government Committee Report
12 February, 2013 Mark Coulton I rise today to speak to the dissenting report from the coalition members of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government. Basically, the coalition is in favour of recognising local government but the timing of the recommendations in this report, which i... Read more
Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill 2012
07 December, 2012  Mark Coulton (Parkes, National Party) I rise tonight to speak on the Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill 2012, which allocates 450 gigalitres to the Murray-Darling as part of the arrangement that the Prime Minister announced in South Australia a cou... Read more
National Gambling Reform Bill 2012
07 December, 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 machi... Read more
Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012
30 October, 2012 Mr COULTON (Parkes—The Nationals Chief Whip) (18:08): I rise tonight to speak on the Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012. This bill seeks to amend the Water Act to allow for an adjustment mechanism, as agreed by the basin states and the Commonwealth. ... Read more
Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012
30 October, 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 ... Read more
30 October, 2012 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 soc... Read more
Indigenous Service Personnel
30 October, 2012 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 cou... Read more
20 September, 2012 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 fo... Read more
Coulton Congratulates Olympians
20 September, 2012 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 ... Read more
Coulton on Murray Darling Basin Plan
20 September, 2012 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 viabili... Read more
Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Bill 2012
19 September, 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 nationa... Read more
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