COVIDSafe app: Federal Member urges community to get on board

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is urging people in his electorate to download the Australian Government’s COVID-19 mobile app which launched yesterday. Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton is urging people in his electorate to download the Australian Government’s COVID-19 mobile application which launched yesterday. Mr Coulton…

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Let’s make our veterans proud this ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day is one of the most important days on our national calendar, and attending a service in my electorate every year has always been a staple in my diary. It is a significant commemoration where we demonstrate our respect and admiration for ANZACs past and present. While we traditionally gather in large numbers; at…

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$52m injection for rural COVID-19 aeromedical retrievals

A $52.8 million aeromedical retrieval package to support rural and remote communities during the COVID-19 health emergency was announced today by Federal Regional Health Minister, Mark Coulton. Minister Coulton, making the announcement at the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) base in Dubbo today, said the Australian Government’s investment of close to $53 million will increase…

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Regional media to receive relief

The Federal Government today announced a suite of measures to help sustain Australian media businesses as they work to keep regional communities informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister for Regional Communications and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the measures include: • Tax relief – A 12-month waiver of spectrum tax for commercial television and…

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Government backs local ideas for Inland Rail Interface Improvements

Intermodal hubs and new freight provisioning centres are amongst 16 local project proposals to be further developed with support from the Australian Government’s $44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said an EY Australia-led consortium had been commissioned to further develop the…

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Free child care to deliver financial relief for local families

Around one million families are set to receive free child care during the coronavirus pandemic under a new plan from the Coalition Government. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the plan will help deliver financial relief for parents in his electorate. “Today’s announcement will help ensure the early childhood education and care sector in…

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