Coulton’s Catch Up – GPs join COVID-19 rollout as Phase 1B begins, New training scheme to boost bush doctors, Paying farmers for biodiversity

GPs join COVID-19 rollout as Phase 1B begins This week some of the most vulnerable people in the Parkes electorate will start to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination as Phase 1B begins. Phase 1B includes anyone aged 70 years and over, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 55 years and over, and people with…

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More Newell Highway overtaking lanes opened at Coobang and Redbank

Work to provide more overtaking opportunities on the Newell Highway has taken another leap forward with two lanes recently completed at Redbank and Coobang. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government was investing in new overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway to improve the safety…

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Additional Australian Government assistance for those impacted by storms and floods

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton recently visited Oscar Pearse, whose home was inundated by floodwater during the Moree flood. The Federal Government has extended the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) to support those significantly affected by the storms and flooding in more areas of New South…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Government supports flood clean-up, Five groups receive Inland Rail grants, Apply now for 2021 Volunteer Grants

Government supports flood clean-up On Friday I visited Moree to assess the damage of the flood that went through town and offer Federal Government assistance to those most impacted. The flood peaked at 10.43 metres on Thursday morning and although it didn’t quite reach the levels of the 2012 flood, many homes and businesses were…

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