Coulton’s Catch Up – Silverton Road to be upgraded, Grants available for community groups, Three Heywire winners in the Parkes electorate

Silverton Road to be upgraded I’m pleased to announce that work is this week beginning to seal and widen an 18-kilometre section of road that connects Broken Hill with the iconic Silverton. The $1.4 million project to upgrade Silverton Road will provide reliable, all-weather access to the historic mining village. Works involve widening the road…

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Australian Government ensuring safe and secure delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

Photo: Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communities and Local Government Mark Coulton and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack inspected DHL Supply Chain’s large scale ultra-cold storage infrastructure.   The Australian Government’s roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines across the country is moving closer, with the plans for the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Boost for regional pharmacies, Call for more people to become organ donors, Parliament resumes for 2021

Boost for regional pharmacies I recently announced changes to the Regional Pharmacy Maintenance Allowance (RPMA) program, which will assist community pharmacies in maintaining access to medicines and healthcare services. Pharmacies across the Parkes electorate, including in Dubbo, Coonabarabran and Wilcannia, are among more than 400 additional pharmacies which are now eligible to apply for the…

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COVID-19 vaccine rollout for regional, rural and remote Australians

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines into regional, rural and remote communities is an vital part of the Australian Government’s vaccine strategy to protect country people and managing the fight against the virus in the regions. The Australian Government is working with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, General Practices, state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks,…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Infrastructure projects to benefit freight operators, Win for live music in Dubbo, Celebrating Australia Day

Infrastructure projects to benefit freight operators It was terrific to be in the north west of the electorate this week to celebrate the completion of two major infrastructure projects in the region, both of which will significantly benefit freight operators. The completion of works to seal 17.7 kilometres of Grain Valley Road in the Gunnedah…

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2020 national organ donation outcomes released

Data released today reveals the true impact the Coronavirus pandemic had on life-saving organ donation and transplantation rates in 2020, prompting calls for more people to register as a donor. National organ donation and transplant data for 2020, released by federal Minister responsible for the Organ and Tissue Authority, Mark Coulton, shows while Australia’s donation…

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