Keeping the projectors rolling in Grey

Independent cinemas in Grey have been allocated funding through the Government’s $20 million Supporting Cinemas’ Retention Endurance and Enhancement of Neighborhood’s (SCREEN) Fund. More than $8.7 million has now been granted for 158 independent cinema sites across Australia. Cinema Augusta, Lincoln Cinema and Statewide Cinema Kadina have all received $35,000. Blyth Cinema has likewise been…

WHALERS WAY LAUNCH LICENCE GRANTED

Today’s announcement that Southern Launch has gained a license for the operation of this Whalers Way facility is very exciting news for South Australia and more particularly the Eyre Peninsula the Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey stated. “There is enormous potential development in the growth  of this industry with some projections envisaging billions of…

SAFER COMMUNITIES FUND ROUND 6 NOW OPEN

  The Government is providing up to $20 million in funding for early intervention projects and up to $10 million for security infrastructure through round six of the Safer Communities Fund. The early intervention grant opportunity opens 28 May 2021 (closing 22 July 2021) and the security infrastructure grant opportunity opens on 15 June 2021…

Hazardous Waste Bill

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:44): I disagree with the amendment and I support the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Amendment Bill 2021, unsurprisingly. I have been around for a while—but I haven’t been around forever—and when I was a child, you’d go to the hardware store, you’d grab a paper bag and you’d grab…

National Radioactive Waste Facilty

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:17): Yesterday I made a 90-second statement in the main chamber congratulating those involved in passing the national radioactive waste management bill through the Senate on Monday night, but I was cut a bit short—it was a 90-second statement—and there are a few other people who I’d like to cover off on…

Working Holiday Maker Visa

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (12:25): I was very pleased when Minister Hawke announced on Tuesday some variation to the Working Holiday Maker program and some additions to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List. The shortage of skilled and unskilled labour in my electorate is absolutely acute. It seems to be acute right across Australia. I guess…

More Support to Regional and Remote Australia

Upcoming changes to the Government’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program will help fill a critical skills shortage in regional and remote Australia. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said businesses all over his electorate were struggling to find staff, but the shortages are particularly acute in the more remote regions and especially in the hospitality…

National Radioactive Waste Facility

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:40): It is six years ago, plus a month or so, since I first raised the possibility of my home town, even my home paddock, hosting the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility. On Monday night in the Senate we made a great step towards this possible outcome. I thank my colleagues on…

Regional Australia

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:07): Like the member for Barker, I am somewhat bemused about the subject matter that has been brought before us in this MPI. Last week we heard a couple of outbursts from the member for Franklin about mouse plagues and, again, she has brought mouse plagues into this MPI today. I thought…