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.

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…

Broken Hill “well-prepared” thanks to respiratory clinics

Photo Caption (L-R): Claudio Grasso, General Manager Base Operations and Service Delivery RFDS South Eastern Section; Kristy James, Registered Nurse; Mark Coulton, Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health; Kath Mitchell, Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner; and Dr Brett Thomson, Senior Medical Officer RFDS Broken Hill. Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Major improvements underway for Coonamble, Wins for Warren, ag shows, Western Cancer Centre update

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Warren Museum and Gallery Association Chairman Dr John Burke (left) and members. A $3.5 million grant under the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund will enable this historic building to be fitted out as a museum, art gallery and artist-in-residence space. Major improvements underway for Coonamble It…

Federal Government cash to get ag shows back on track

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Warren P & A Association members including President Ashley Bell (front, right) and Secretary Sophie O’Brien (front, left). The Federal Government is spending $36 million to help agricultural show societies recover from the effects of COVID-19, ensuring they can continue after the pandemic. The Australian Government is…

Wee Waa “well-prepared” thanks to respiratory clinic

Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Dr Hanif during a recent visit to the North West mobile respiratory clinic. Wee Waa locals are benefitting from the extension of services for the mobile COVID-19 respiratory clinic currently operating in North West New South Wales. Based in Boggabri and servicing residents of Gunnedah, Boggabri, Narrabri, and…