YOUNG APPRENTICES, SMALL BUSINESS BENEFIT

The Coalition Government will invest $60 million to trial a wage subsidy as an incentive for employers in regional and rural communities to engage more apprentices.   Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education Senator Michaelia Cash said the trial would see up to 1,630 new Australian Apprentices in areas of skills…

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Minister McKenzie in Grey Viewing Tough Drought Issues

  Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey welcomed Minister for Regional Services Bridget McKenzie to Grey last week to inspect some of the damage caused by drought conditions and meet with farmers, community members and council representatives dealing with the day to day response.   “The Minister’s visit was a good opportunity for her to…

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REGIONAL GROWTH FUND DELIVERS FOR EYRE PENINSULA

SA grower-owned agribusiness Free Eyre has been invited to submit a Full Business Case for assessment under the Australian Government’s highly anticipated $272.2 million Regional Growth Fund to construct Port Spencer Deep Sea Wharf on Eyre Peninsula.   Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said Free Eyre had put a bid in for $10m to assist…

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Edithburgh Tidal Pool Mural Plaque Unveiled

    Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey MP said he was delighted to officially unveil the Edithburgh Tidal Pool Mural last Wednesday.   The Edithburgh Progress Association was granted funding under Round Two of  the Government’s Stronger Communities Programme to restore the pool and improve the pool area. A feature of the work is…

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Round Three of Building Better Regions Fund Open Now

  Communities in the Grey electorate are being urged to apply for a share in $200 million under a third round of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).   Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said regional tourism, infrastructure and local jobs are front and centre in this funding round. “I’m pleased that the…

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Scholarships for regional students in Grey

  Federal Member fior Grey has encouraged students in Grey to apply for a Government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course.   Mr Ramsey said applications were now open for the $24 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program.   “Scholarships of up to $18,000 are available to help students…

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Forty Million Dollar Boost for Aged Care Infrastructure

   Aged care services across the Grey electorate are being encouraged to apply for $40 million made available to regional aged care providers to improve their operations, for the benefit of local seniors.  Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said aged care providers could apply for one-off grants of up to $500,000 to undertake infrastructure…

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Intergenerational Welfare Dependence Committee

Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is calling on relevant organisations and people with first-hand experience of intergenerational welfare dependency throughout the Grey electorate to participate in the current inquiry being conducted by a special Parliamentary Select Committee. Mr Ramsey, who sits on the committee, said the inquiry is currently taking submissions into the impact on…

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Cashless Debit Card trial for Bundaberg

    Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the extension of the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) trial to Bundaberg is confirmation of the worth of the  terrific pioneering work the residents of the Ceduna area  had done in proviing to the nation the community value of the card. “The Government has secured support to…

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STRONG FEDERAL INVESTMENT INTO ROADS IN GREY

  Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased to announce more Federal investment into local roads.   “I am pleased to announce the Australian Government has committed funding of $2,250,000 towards the construction of two new rest areas and the upgrade of three existing rest areas on the Barrier Highway about 140km…

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