CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Firstly, I want to thank everyone who is contributing to the effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19.  While it is early days the new infections across Australia have fallen in the last few days and it is indicating we are making progress. If we continue to live by the rules we will succeed. I…

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COVID-19 Update

Hello everyone There have been a number of changes in decisions in regard to COVID-19 in the last few days and this is a quick basic guide to the latest safety net package. I will continue to produce this newsletter as policy changes to give you all the latest possible information. In this newsletter I…

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COVID-19 Update

In order to keep the number of Australians who contract the coronavirus to a minimum there will be changes to the advice from time to time. Today the Prime Minister has reported on measures the newly formed National Cabinet (includes all Premiers and Chief Ministers) has recommended and I have set out a few below.…

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Goyder Highway on the mend

  Works will begin on Saturday to improve several shoulders on the Goyder Highway between Crystal Brook and the Horrock’s Highway – the first step towards the speed limit of 110km/hr being reinstated. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the joint Federal and State Government Rural Roads Package project, which was funded by the…

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Joy Baluch Bridge upgrade ready to be delivered

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey was pleased to be with Premier Steven Marshall for the announcement of the major works contract to construct the $200 million Joy Baluch Bridge duplication and the $124.5 million Port Wakefield works on Sunday. The projects which both have a 80 per cent Federal and 20 per cent State…

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ABC funding

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (17:22): It gives me pleasure to rise on this motion by the member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie. I think the motion is structured in two parts in so much the first half deals with congratulations to the ABC for the fine work they have done over the summer, and the second…

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Joy Baluch Bridge and Port Wakefield Overpass Announcement

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:51): Yesterday I had the great pleasure of attending a press conference just north of Gepps Cross in Adelaide with the Premier, Steven Marshall, the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Stephan Knoll, and the member for Narungga, Fraser Ellis, where we announced the winning tenders for the duplication of the Joy…

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Regional Airport Security Costs

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has spoken in Parliament calling for more Government support for regional airports affected by the Government’s passenger scanning security upgrades. “From January 1 regional airports throughout Australia are required to have full passenger screening scanners in airports operating aircraft with a seating capacity in excess of 40 and with…

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Land Acquisition Act

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:34): I’ve spoken in this place many times about the injustice that sits within the Commonwealth Lands Acquisition Act and the compulsory acquisition orders that go with that. I’ve had a number of purchases on my patch that have come about as a requirement of Defence wanting to expand operations. I…

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Regional Airport Security Upgrades

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:35): As at 1 January, regional airports throughout Australia are required to have full passenger screening scanners in airports that operate aircraft with a seating capacity in excess of 40 and with more than 30,000 passenger movements a year. I support these measures, it must be said. The government doesn’t make…

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