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…

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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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