ALBANESE GOVERNMENT ABOLISHES MOBILE BLACK SPOT PROGRAM

Regional Australia has been dealt a major blow in Labor’s Budget with funding completely cut for the Mobile Blackspots Program and the Regional Connectivity Program. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said it is imperative the regions have reliable mobile service and better connectivity. “This is a huge blow for the regions and could not…

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Ramsey Backs Steel In Whyalla

With concerns growing around the blast furnace at the Whyalla steelworks which has been out of action following an incident during a maintenance operation, Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has brought the situation to the National Parliament’s attention. “I understand the consternation from the community, from trade suppliers and from workers and sub-contractors whose…

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Regional Australia Ignored

  “An almost complete absence of interest in regional Australia and a budget based on questionable forecast figures,” is how Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has described Labor’s 2024 Budget. “There is scant mention of the issues facing South Australian regions in the Budget. I welcome the continuation of the Remote and Regional Airports programs,”…

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SA Government Resorts to Liquor Restrictions to Quell Ceduna Unrest

Escalating lawlessness and violence in Ceduna have prompted the SA Government to trial a three-month stricter liquor restriction in the town. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said Federal Social Services Minister Amanda Rishworth’s decision to cancel the cashless debit card had left the town in a spiral of lawlessness and violence. “Let’s hope it makes a difference,…

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Ramsey Fights for Farmers in the Battle Against Mice

The fight to extend the permit to allow farmers access to a stronger mouse bait has been taken to Parliament with Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey speaking in the House on behalf of farmers. “The switch no-till farming in the last twenty years has greatly improved productivity and the environment, but it has also…

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Ag Committee Report into Live Sheep Export Tabled in Parliament

Chair of the Coalition Agriculture Policy Committee Rowan Ramsey said he was pleased the committee’s report and supporting submissions into live-sheep export had been successfully tabled in the Federal Parliament. “My initial request to table these documents in the Parliament yesterday following my Private Members Motion on the issue was denied by Labor, but following…

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Ramsey Calls Urgent Live Sheep Export Meeting

The Government’s proposal to ban live sheep export has spurred the Coalition Agricultural Policy Committee to the speak to the industry directly to give them a platform to send their reaction to the Government back to Canberra. Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey chairs the policy committee and said the Albanese Government’s determination to abolish the…

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Ramsey Calls for Minister to Visit Ceduna Unannounced

Continuing reports of escalating lawlessness and violence in Ceduna have prompted Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey to speak in Parliament and urge Minister for Social Services Amanda Rishworth to visit the community unannounced. “I am so disheartened to hear reports of increased anti-social behaviour in Ceduna,” he said. “Ceduna has been a beautiful regional community, a wonderful tourist destination and a safe community in which to live.  …

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New Mobile Services on the YP

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed news of Federal funding for mobile services in Wool Bay and Port Rickaby.“I am really pleased the Labor Government has continued the Coalition’s investment in mobile phone reception in regional Australia,” he said. “Telstra will partner with the Government to implement a macrocell in these communities to…

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Shadow Ministers in Grey

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has spent two days on Eyre Peninsula this week with Shadow Ministers meeting a range of industry leaders and bringing regional issues to the fore. Whilst in Grey, Shadow Immigration Minister Dan Tehan and Shadow Health Minister Anne Ruston met with pharmacists, representatives from the Southern Bluefin Tuna and…

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