Rural and Regional Services: Health

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (17:34): I raised an issue in the party room a couple of weeks ago about a doctor distribution problem that we have in Australia. We don’t have a shortage of doctors, we have a doctor distribution problem. This was raised by a good article in The Weekend Australian Magazine here, I think about three weeks…

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Working Holiday Maker Program

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:35): In November last year the final report into the Inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker Program was delivered. I’m drawn to recommendation three: The Committee recommends that Working Holiday (subclass 417) and Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa holders should be able to work in tourism and hospitality in all hard-to-staff…

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Rural and Regional Services: Health

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:31): During the last week, I was very pleased to host the Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government, Mark Coulton, in my electorate. We met with a number of delegations of doctors, discussing the rural doctor crisis. We met with, I think, 12 different mayors in a couple of…

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Closing the Gap

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:29): I welcome this motion put forward by the Leader of the Opposition. It does give us a chance to talk about a very important issue. Eight per cent or thereabouts of my electorate of Grey is Indigenous, and I have made it a core part of my workload, since I came…

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Boosting support for pharmacies in regional South Australia

The Newbery Pharmacy in Kadina and Terry White Chemmart in Port Augusta are among hundreds of pharmacies across regional Australia to receive additional funding from the Federal Government under the revised Regional Pharmacy Maintenance Allowance (RPMA) program. Regional Health Minister Mark Coulton said changes to the Government’s RPMA program will help maintain access to medicines…

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Regional Boost for Projects on EP

Two significant projects on EP which will significantly improve local infrastructure were officially opened by Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey and Federal Local Government Minister, Mark Coulton today. The Tumby Bay stormwater project was funded under the Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects stream. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the District Council of…

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$4 million in new community grant funding for regional South Australian communities

Around 35 projects in regional South Australia will share in a $4 million Coalition Government investment through the Community Benefit Program (CBP).   The projects are based in Kimba, Hawker and Quorn following their involvement in the detailed consultation process about hosting a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.   Minister for Resources, Water and Northern…

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