Ramsey welcomes action to supply medicinal cannabis products

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is pleased his government moved last year to allow the establishment of the Australian medical cannabis cultivation and manufacture scheme and made changes in November to allow medicinal cannabis to be prescribed by authorised specialist medical practitioners. This week Health Minister Greg Hunt has authorised the controlled importation of…

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Ramsey Welcomes Announcement for Energy Project at Cultana

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is finalising a grant for a feasibility study by EnergyAustralia to assess the viability of a pumped hydro energy storage project in the Upper Spencer Gulf.   “EnergyAustralia already has electricity assets in Grey operating windfarms at Cathedral Rocks…

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$21.4m contract awarded for APY Lands Main Access Road upgrade

  Work is set to start on building 43 kilometres of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Main Access Road, after the $21.4 million contract was awarded to Toll Mining Services. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the contract covered a section of road between Pukatja (Ernabella) and Umuwa. “The works include the formation…

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Regional Jobs and Investment Package for Upper Spencer Gulf

Local committee to identify investment priorities for the Coalition’s $20 million jobs package announced Funding for local infrastructure, business innovation and skills and training. Coalition Government letting local communities decide their own future  Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash together with Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey announced the Upper Spencer Gulf Regional Jobs and…

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RAMSEY WELCOMES FEDERAL ANNOUNCEMENT BACKING LARGE-SCALE ENERGY STORAGE

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the Federal Government’s announcement of support for large-scale storage through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will be extremely timely in encouraging investment in energy storage in Grey.   “With several serious investors looking into possibilities of building solar thermal plans…

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Ramsey encourages groups to apply for Veteran’s grants in 2017

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has called on local community groups to apply for Australian Government grants to support projects that honour Australia’s military history and personnel. Mr Ramsey said Grey has been extremely successful in previous rounds receiving the third highest funding amount in the nation in the last round of funding. Successful…

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Building Better Regions INformation Sessions

Building Better Regions Fund information sessions to be held in Grey Information sessions are being run in Port Lincoln and Port Augusta to assist organisations in applying for Building Better Regions Funding. The Building Better Regions Fund provides specific funding for investment ready projects in regional, rural and remote Australia. Funding will be available across…

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Building Better Regions in Grey

Friday, January 13, 2017     Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is encouraging locals from across the electorate to consider lodging an application for a Building Better Regions Fund grant.   The new $297 million fund, which opens on Wednesday, January 18, replaces the National Stronger Regions Fund and will deliver infrastructure projects and…

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Rail upgrade creating jobs for Port Augusta

  Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the Federal Government investment in the Adelaide-Tarcoola rail upgrade is having a positive spin-off for the Spencer Gulf city of Port Augusta.   Mr Ramsey said 38 staff members had already been directly employed by Australian Rail Track Corporation to support rail welding at its Port Augusta…

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