Laura Folk Fair 90 sec March 29

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (13:34): This weekend will see the 37th staging of the Laura Folk Fair. Tucked away in the shade of majestic red gums on the banks of the Rocky River, the country town of Laura in the Southern Flinders Ranges is the boyhood home of celebrated Aussie poet CJ Dennis. This beautiful…

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Great Western Bridge 90 sec

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (16:25): Port Augusta is the crossroads of Australia. All east-west and north-south traffic passes through Port Augusta over the single-lane Joy Baluch Bridge. The Baluch Bridge was opened in 1972, replacing the Great Western Bridge, which has since served as a safe and attractive walkway linking the two halves of Port…

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Local Businesses to benefit from Naval Shipbuilding Briefings

Local businesses to benefit from Naval Shipbuilding Industry Briefings   Today Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey announced there will be a Naval Shipbuilding briefing for industry to be held in Whyalla on Thursday May 4. “The briefing will give people in the region the chance to learn more about the economic opportunities that will come…

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New Maritime College Will Provide Lifelong Opportunities

  The establishment of a Maritime Technical College to support Australia’s new continuous Navy shipbuilding program will provide training and long-term jobs for young people across the state, according to the Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey.   “This is an incredibly exciting spin-off from the Turnbull Government’s decision to base a continuous naval ship building…

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CASHLESS DEBIT CARD EXTENDED FOLLOWING POSITIVE EVALUATION

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he welcomes the Government announcment of the extension of the Cashless Debit Card trial sites in Ceduna, and the East Kimberley. “The interim independent evaluation resleased today are strong and following consultation with community leaders the Government has decided that to abandon the trial now would be an…

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Ramsey Welcomes Rural Ministerial Taskforce

  The Chair of the Federal Rural Liberal Caucus Rowan Ramsey MP said he is very pleased Prime Minister Turnbull has announced the establishment of a Regional Ministerial Taskforce to address key issues in regional Australia. The taskforce will be chaired by Prime Minister with senior Cabinet Ministers from across a range of portfolios relevant…

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Positive News for Arrium

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the confirmation by Arrium administrator Korda Mentha that a final two bidders for the steelworks have been selected is very positive news. Mr Ramsey said he speaks to Industry Minister Arthur Sinondinos every few days regarding Arrium. “I can assure all interested parties that the Minister is focussed…

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Smoky Bay Families Benefit from Federal Grant

The refurbished Smoky Bay playground has proven a great hit with families with the new equipment providing kids with plenty of fun.  Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey was pleased to drop in on the weekend to see locals enjoying the refurbished playground.  He said a lot of hard work that has gone into the…

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Wheels in Motion program making driver training accessible

 A number of future drivers in the Ceduna area are eagerly looking forward to being able to access driver training in the town. The purchase of a new car by Ceduna Wheels in Motion Program through a $16,500 grant from the Federal Government and an equal amount from Eyre Futures will assist young people in…

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