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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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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90 Sec Cashless Debit Card

Last week I was mightily relieved and very pleased that the Senate passed the legislation taking the cashless debit card trial to Bundaberg. Of course, the first community in Australia to embark down this path was Ceduna in my electorate, latterly joined by the East Kimberley and then the Goldfields around Kalgoorlie. It is very…

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Grievance Debate Rural Doctor Shortage

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (19:11): Thank you very much, Mr Deputy Speaker. I know you hail from Port Augusta and you understand the electorate very well. We have a crisis in rural Australia, particularly in South Australia and in my electorate, in the provision of doctors in rural areas. I have a history in rural…

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Mobile Black Spots PMB

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (18:13): I’m very pleased to hear the member for Macquarie make such an impassioned plea about mobile stations, and I’m sure we will hear before the next election about Labor’s commitment to building more mobile stations in black spots. They never have before. Not one cent has ever come from a…

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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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Veteran’s Entitlements Amendments Bill

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (12:26): To cut to the chase, no, I don’t support the amendment. But I do support the bill that is before the House, which is on variations to veterans’ entitlements, the Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment Bill 2018. It is a relatively simple bill, correcting a drafting oversight that occurred back in 2005-that…

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