Fed’s $3 million for Cowell Foreshore Redevelopment

Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has announced Cowell’s foreshore is to benefit from a $3m grant from the Federal Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.   “The council had been pursuing this project for some time and I am pleased it has been successful”, Mr Ramsey said. “The District Council of Franklin Harbor has…

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North of State to have New Suicide Prevention Program

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has announced Centacare Catholic Country has been successful in gaining a $97,045 grant to develop Suicide Prevention Program. The Building the Better Regions grant will service drought –affected communities across the Eyre and Western, Far North and Mid North regions of the state.   Mr Ramsey said, “We are…

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Bute/Alford Mobile Phone Tower Turned On!

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he was delighted to receive advice that the Bute/Alford mobile phone tower has been turned on.   “ThE Bute/Alford tower was announced under Round 3 of the Mobile Black Spots program in 2016,” he said. “It was delivered as an election round and I was able to prioritise…

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UNI SA WHYALLA SECURES INCUBATOR GRANT

February 22 2019 Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is delighted to announce funding of $500,000 for the UniSA Whyalla Campus. The uni will receive funding to create a new regional Innovation and Collaboration Centre in Whyalla (ICC Whyalla) through the Federal Government’s Incubator Support initiative. Mr Ramsey said UniSA had done a…

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Future Drought Fund Bill

  Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (17:19): I rise to speak on the Future Drought Fund Bill 2018 and related bill. When Scott Morrison became Prime Minister on 24 August 2018 he made it abundantly clear that one of his main priorities was to deal with the ongoing drought. He’s shown great attention to that task…

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Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern territory)

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (18:30): This bill, the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2018, is essentially about the Northern Territory. It says so in the title, of course. But it has lessons for all of us. It demonstrates cooperation and common purpose, and I think it’s quite a stride in our relationship with…

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Closing The Gap

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (17:51): I rise to speak on this 11th statement on closing the gap. My seat of Grey has around seven or eight per cent Indigenous population, and around 40 per cent of those live in remote communities, in many cases where English is not the first language. All of the remote…

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Small Business Fair

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:31): Last Saturday in wonderful Port Lincoln, on a beautiful day, we held a small business fair attended by about 50 local business people and also by Senator Anne Ruston and local member Peter Treloar. Businesses there were generally happy with what the government has been doing, particularly around reductions in…

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HeartKids Funding

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:33): Heart disease affects more than 65,000 people throughout Australia, and I can’t tell you how excited I am, and a number of my constituents are, I must say, with last week’s announcement by the government that $26 million will be put towards treatment of and research on childhood heart disease.…

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