As we continue to tackle the challenging times resulting from COVID-19, I would encourage you all to regularly visit australia.gov.au – this is a central point where you will find the latest news, updates and advice from government agencies relating to the pandemic.

Below, you will find my news content relating to COVID-19.

GP clinics to administer COVID-19 jab from Monday

Photo caption: More than 1,000 general practices and 100 GP-led respiratory clinics across Australia will join the COVID-19 vaccination program from Monday 22 March. Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health Mark Coulton visited Orange Aboriginal Medical Service last week. It is one of the Aboriginal Medical Services involved in Phase 1B of…

Coulton’s Catch Up – COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins, Disaster assistance following storms and floods, Mobile Black Spot Program closing soon

Photo: Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton (centre) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack (right) inspected DHL Supply Chain’s large scale ultra-cold storage infrastructure with DHL Australia CEO Saul Resnick last week. COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins This…

COVID-19 vaccination ready to roll in rural and remote Australia

Federal Regional Health Minister, Mark Coulton said the Australian Government is committed to providing safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines free to everyone in Australia – no matter where they live. “We are ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccines with hundreds of distribution points nationwide,” Minister Coulton said. “Further sites will be finalised in the coming…

Australian Government ensuring safe and secure delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

Photo: Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communities and Local Government Mark Coulton and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack inspected DHL Supply Chain’s large scale ultra-cold storage infrastructure.   The Australian Government’s roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines across the country is moving closer, with the plans for the…

COVID-19 vaccine rollout for regional, rural and remote Australians

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines into regional, rural and remote communities is an vital part of the Australian Government’s vaccine strategy to protect country people and managing the fight against the virus in the regions. The Australian Government is working with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, General Practices, state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks,…

Federal Budget lays foundation for promising economic recovery

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is confident the 2020-21 Federal Budget delivers both immediate rewards and promise for the future of communities in the Parkes electorate, during challenging economic times.  The Budget, which was handed down by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg this evening, focuses on rebuilding the economy and creating more jobs.  “Tonight’s…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Resumption of Parliament, Border issues need practical solutions, Show of support for ag field days, Assistance for sporting champions

Resumption of Parliament With the resumption of Parliament last week, came extra care with physical distancing and other measures to protect against the risk of COVID-19 spreading – it was good to see so many Members of Parliament and staff being extra cautious. Some MPs, unable to travel to Canberra for health reasons or COVID-19…

Media Statement – Border Zone Concerns Raised with SA Premier

 MEDIA STATEMENT Border Zone Concerns Raised with SA Premier I have recently been contacted by constituents about the challenges Far West New South Wales residents face in trying to access health care services in South Australia. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 continuing to spread, there is still a clear need for continued vigilance. Now is not the…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Help save lives this DonateLife Week, Creating connections with FlatTrack, Economic lifeline continues, Scholarships for local students

Photo Caption: As DonateLife week 2020 kicks off, Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health Mark Coulton is urging everyone to register as a donor with the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR). Help save lives this DonateLife Week As DonateLife week 2020 kicks off, I’m urging everybody to discuss organ and tissue donation…