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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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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Coulton’s Catch Up – Ministerial appointment, paying tribute to bushfire victims, drought remains priority

Ministerial appointment I am deeply honoured to continue as the Minister responsible for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government, having been officially sworn-in on 6 February. I thank Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack for asking me to undertake these important roles. Having carriage of these portfolios since May 2019,…

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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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