Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 1 March 2019

Western Division Councils Conference It was great to be in Bourke on Monday 25 February for the Western Division of Councils Annual Conference, which was themed “The bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity”. The Parkes electorate incorporates many Western Division councils. The conference was a worthwhile forum for sharing ideas and support, and focusing…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Water funds flow for local projects, Discussions about border controls, Potential COVID-19 vaccine

Photo Caption: Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt, Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton at the announcement in Moree – local councils and community organisations in Moree, Wee Waa, Narrabri and Walgett are set to benefit from $1.7 million in grants from the Murray-Darling…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Vaccine rollout continues, Indigenous rangers for Murray-Darling Basin, Enhancing research in regional areas

Vaccine rollout continues, despite setback It was great to catch up with Andrea and Rhonda from Associate Medical Practice in Moree last week to see how their COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going. The clinic has been participating in Phase 1B of the vaccination program for two weeks now and by all accounts it’s going well…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Training more rural doctors, ABC Heywire winners, Uni students should claim early

Training more rural doctors As both Minister for Regional Health and Member for Parkes, I’m focused on addressing the maldistribution of doctors in the bush. That’s why I was proud to announce last week that 100 additional training places have been allocated to the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) to train more…

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