90- sec Roxby Downs

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (13:31): On the weekend I visited Roxby Downs for the 10th handover of the Rotary club there. Congratulations to Sandy Sumsion and the team. It’s 30 years since the township of Roxby Downs was set out in the desert plains, 560 kilometres north of Adelaide. The town was established to provide…

TACKLING THE SCOURGE OF ICE IN GREY

  Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased to announce four new Local Drug Action Teams in Grey to tackle the scourge of ice in our communities.   Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) are being established in Coober Pedy, Ceduna, Peterborough and Port Pirie under the program, enabling teams to empower and…

Vale Don Jessop

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (19:45): On Monday I attended the funeral of Don Jessop, who was recognised in this chamber on Tuesday. He was the first Liberal member for Grey and was elected as part of Harold Holt’s historic 1966 landslide victory. Don served just one term in his place-he lost his seat in 1969-but…

90 Sec Rural Doctor Shortage

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (13:58): Sadly, currently the electorate of Grey is 29 GPs short. They are an essential part of our rural communities, as are the hospitals that they support. Just 18 months ago we were only 19 short, and I am concerned about the direction in which we are heading. A town without…

DELIVERING SAFER COMMUNITIES IN GREY

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased to announce the Whyalla City Council has secured $364,557 from Round 2 of the Safer Communities Fund for a project which will increase safety in Civic Park. “The grant will enable council to install CCTV and lighting in the park which will increase safety and help…

Appropriation Bill

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (16:45): It gives me great pleasure to rise on the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2018-2019. I would have to say that I’ve been in this place 10 years now and back in the electorate there is the best response to a budget I’ve ever met. It’s been a tough decade for…

PMB Suicide Prevention

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (11:52): I move: That this House: (1) expresses its support for continued trials into suicide prevention in rural and regional Australia; (2) recognises: (a) the huge toll suicide takes on regional communities; (b) that people in regional areas are more likely to take their own lives than those in metropolitan areas;…

90 RFDS

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (16:20): Last Friday night I had the great privilege of attending the 90-year celebration of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Port Augusta at their hangar at the Port Augusta base. There was great support from the community. There were hundreds of people crammed in the hangar. We had a great…