Goyder Highway on the mend

  Works will begin on Saturday to improve several shoulders on the Goyder Highway between Crystal Brook and the Horrock’s Highway – the first step towards the speed limit of 110km/hr being reinstated. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the joint Federal and State Government Rural Roads Package project, which was funded by the…

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Joy Baluch Bridge upgrade ready to be delivered

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey was pleased to be with Premier Steven Marshall for the announcement of the major works contract to construct the $200 million Joy Baluch Bridge duplication and the $124.5 million Port Wakefield works on Sunday. The projects which both have a 80 per cent Federal and 20 per cent State…

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ABC funding

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (17:22): It gives me pleasure to rise on this motion by the member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie. I think the motion is structured in two parts in so much the first half deals with congratulations to the ABC for the fine work they have done over the summer, and the second…

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Joy Baluch Bridge and Port Wakefield Overpass Announcement

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:51): Yesterday I had the great pleasure of attending a press conference just north of Gepps Cross in Adelaide with the Premier, Steven Marshall, the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Stephan Knoll, and the member for Narungga, Fraser Ellis, where we announced the winning tenders for the duplication of the Joy…

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Regional Airport Security Costs

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has spoken in Parliament calling for more Government support for regional airports affected by the Government’s passenger scanning security upgrades. “From January 1 regional airports throughout Australia are required to have full passenger screening scanners in airports operating aircraft with a seating capacity in excess of 40 and with…

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Land Acquisition Act

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:34): I’ve spoken in this place many times about the injustice that sits within the Commonwealth Lands Acquisition Act and the compulsory acquisition orders that go with that. I’ve had a number of purchases on my patch that have come about as a requirement of Defence wanting to expand operations. I…

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Regional Airport Security Upgrades

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:35): As at 1 January, regional airports throughout Australia are required to have full passenger screening scanners in airports that operate aircraft with a seating capacity in excess of 40 and with more than 30,000 passenger movements a year. I support these measures, it must be said. The government doesn’t make…

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EQUINOR ENDS OIL EXPLORATION PROJECT IN THE BIGHT

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said Norwegian-based energy company Equinor’s decision to discontinue its exploration program in the Great Australian Bight is a commercial decision and while it is disappointing to lose the opportunities this would have provided it is up to Equinor to decide what is best for their company. “The company has…

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$3.29m to boost Eyre Peninsula’s production potential

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is very pleased with Agriculture Minister David Littleproud’s announcement of Smart Farms funding of $3.29m to improve farming outcomes on Eyre Peninsula. Mr Ramsey said the succesul proponents, Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation and the Lower Eyre Agricultural Development Association, are currently in the process of merging…

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Infrastructure Funding

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:25): As I’ve been sitting here listening to that contribution, I actually looked up the definition of ‘own goal’. It is ‘an unintentional deflection that causes a score to the opponent’s team’. I’m given to reflect that when I look at the topic of this MPI: the failure to provide adequate…

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