Grants to boost organ donation rate now open

Community groups in the Parkes electorate can now apply for up to $450,000 in Federal Government grants for initiatives that encourage more Australians to say “yes” to organ and tissue donation. Federal Member for Parkes and Regional Health Minister Mark Coulton said the Community Awareness Grants offer unique opportunities for local groups to help improve…

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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,…

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2020 national organ donation outcomes released

Data released today reveals the true impact the Coronavirus pandemic had on life-saving organ donation and transplantation rates in 2020, prompting calls for more people to register as a donor. National organ donation and transplant data for 2020, released by federal Minister responsible for the Organ and Tissue Authority, Mark Coulton, shows while Australia’s donation…

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Boosting support for pharmacies in Dubbo

Photo Caption: Minister for Regional Health and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre) with Simon Blacker, co-owner of Orana Mall Pharmacy in Dubbo, and Lisa Gibson, managing partner. Pharmacies in Dubbo will for the first time receive $3,000 per year from the Federal Government’s Regional Pharmacy Maintenance Allowance (RPMA) program. Federal Regional Health Minister and Member…

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Grain Valley Road upgrade delivers new freight link

Safer, smoother journeys are on the cards for freight operators and motorists travelling in the North West, with the completion of works on the Grain Valley Road upgrade between Mullaley and Boggabri. The 17.7 kilometre upgrade means road trains can now access the north-south link between the Oxley and Kamilaroi Highways. Deputy Prime Minister and…

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New truck infrastructure washes over Warialda

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, Gwydir Shire Mayor John Coulton, and State Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall celebrating the opening of Warialda’s new truck wash facility. Heavy vehicle drivers in New South Wales’ Gwydir Shire will benefit from the opening of a brand new truck wash at Warialda. Deputy Prime Minister…

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Coonabarabran Golf Club receives Inland Rail donation

Inland Rail continues to deliver benefits for the Coonabarabran community, with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) donating $1,100 to the Coonabarabran Golf Club in the sixth round of their Community Sponsorships and Donations program. The funds will be used by the organisation to boost workplace health and safety facilities. Federal Member for Parkes Mark…

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Summit Community Services receives Inland Rail donation

Inland Rail continues to deliver benefits for the Narrabri community, with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) donating $4,000 to Summit Community Services in the sixth round of their Community Sponsorships and Donations program. The funds will be used by the organisation to upgrade IT systems for housing and disability support. Federal Member for Parkes…

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Another round of funding open to help Build Better Regions

Photo Caption: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton are urging local councils and community organisations to apply for funding under Round 5 of the popular Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Local councils and community organisations in the Parkes electorate are being…

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