Mobile coverage boost for Silverton

Silverton residents and tourists will now have better phone service to make calls, browse the internet and stay connected with family and friends, with a satellite small cell now operational. Jointly funded by the Federal Government and Telstra under Round 4 of the Mobile Black Spot Program, the small cell will provide new and improved…

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Member for Parkes backs local Moree cadet recruitment

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has backed the local recruitment effort for Moree’s Australian Air Force Cadets for the first semester of 2020. “If you’re aged between 12 and 16 years old in the Moree community and you’re looking for a new challenge, I’d encourage you to consider this opportunity,” Mr Coulton said. “Youth…

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Subsidised MRI scans at Dubbo Hospital

Medicare-eligible magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans at Dubbo Base Hospital will soon be fully-subsidised for patients, with the recent arrival of an MRI machine. Minister for Regional Health and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is thrilled that patients in Dubbo and the western region of New South Wales will benefit from the…

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Demolition paves the way for Western Cancer Centre

A better quality of life for cancer sufferers and their families is one step closer, with demolition works commencing today to make way for the Western Cancer Centre in Dubbo. Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government and Federal Member for the Parkes electorate Mark Coulton, who was in Dubbo to mark the…

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Federal Member impressed with CWA renovations

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he was impressed with renovations at the Gilgandra Country Women’s Association (CWA) rooms during a tour of the upgraded facilities today. The renovations have been funded in part with a $10,100 grant from Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s popular Stronger Communities Programme (SCP), announced by Mr Coulton…

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NBN going live for Walgett

Homes and businesses in the township of Walgett will soon be able to access fast, reliable broadband services over the National Broadband Network (NBN), with construction of the fixed line footprint in the town now complete. Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton said the milestone means more local residents and businesses…

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Media Statement: Ministerial Arrangements

I am deeply honoured to continue as the Minister responsible for Regional Health, Regional Communications, and Local Government. I thank Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack for today asking me to undertake this important role. Having carriage of these portfolios since May 2019, I am well aware of the issues at…

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Boost in drought funding for Parkes electorate schools

The Coalition Government has doubled the financial assistance available to non-government schools impacted by drought to support students and their families. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said four independent schools in his electorate will share in $567,362 to continue to help families impacted by the drought. The schools include Carinya Christian School (Gunnedah), Narromine Christian…

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Maari Ma Health secures NDIS funding

Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation in Broken Hill has received $20,000 in Federal Government assistance to support its transition into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The organisation is one of the successful recipients sharing in $9 million under the second round of Transition Assistance Funding, through the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program. Federal…

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