Growing more local doctors in Dubbo

Dubbo is set to benefit from more medical students training locally following the Coalition Government increasing training capacity in the regions. The Coalition Government will invest $550 million in the Stronger Rural Health Strategy to address the maldistribution of rural doctors by establishing a medical schools network in the Murray Darling region to support greater training capacity in rural Australia.  The…

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Budget is a reflection of a healthy economy

The 2018 Budget is a reflection of a healthy economy and a plan to ensure that strong economic growth can continue to be secured and shared. The Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Budget is a clear indication the economy is back on track. Mr Coulton said tax relief initiatives, more home care packages, and…

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Landmark Inland Rail agreement puts NSW on the right track

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have signed a landmark Bilateral Agreement, which makes way for the commencement of works on the multi-billion dollar Inland Rail project in NSW. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure Michael McCormack and NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro signed the Intergovernmental Agreement in Parkes. NSW is the…

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Applications open for Inland Rail Community Consultation Committees in New South Wales

Local residents will have the opportunity to shape the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail with nominations now open for Community Consultative Committees in New South Wales. The committees will cover the Narromine to Narrabri and North Star to NSW and Queensland Border projects, two greenfield sections of the 1,700km project which pass through NSW. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for…

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Coulton backs young sporting champions

Young athletes looking for financial assistance to support their involvement in sport are encouraged to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant. The Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Coalition Government is committed to getting Australian kids more active, more often and is encouraging young athletes, coaches and officials to apply for a…

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Lives set to be saved in the Electorate of Parkes

Residents of Binnaway have received a major road safety boost with the Coalition Government set to invest $400,000 on Warrumbungles Way under the 2018-19 Black Spot Programme. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said reducing fatalities and serious injuries on our roads is a key focus of his role as infrastructure minister. “Accidents on…

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Tackling homelessness in the Electorate of Parkes

Young people at risk of homelessness in the Electorate of Parkes will receive greater support through increased Government funding. The Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Coalition Government has provided more than $8 million to Reconnect services throughout the electorate. “Reconnect provides support and assistance to young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless and…

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$84 million in new funding for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

It was an honour to host Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Nationals Michael McCormack in Broken Hill for the announcement of $84 million in new funding for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The funding will enable the Royal Flying Doctor Service to extend and expand essential health services for Australians in rural and remote areas. This…

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