Coulton’s Catch Up – Western NSW healthcare milestones, roads investment, support for those with Type 1 diabetes

Western NSW healthcare milestones We’re one step closer to providing patients in Dubbo and Western New South Wales with world-class cancer care. During the week we marked the commencement of demolition works to make way for the Western Cancer Centre to be built. I was joined by Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders, Chief Executive of…

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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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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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