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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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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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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February 22 Ovarian Cancer Day

Fifteen hundred Australian women are likely to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. The survival rate is less than half. It is these tough statistics that has seen a commitment by the Coalition Government to improve not just awareness, but treatment outcomes and drug availability. Teal Ribbon Day is an opportunity to remind ourselves…

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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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