Rural health

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (17:20): I rise to speak on the Health Insurance Amendment (National Rural Health Commissioner) Bill 2017. I must say I am very pleased with this legislation, because with an electorate like Grey, which is an area a bit bigger than New South Wales, health delivery is certainly one of the core…

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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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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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18C Human Rights

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (16:30): There has been much debate regarding the Racial Discrimination Act in Australia, particularly section 18C, and we have all become increasingly familiar with 18C, which creates an offence of saying anything which is reasonably likely to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or a group of people because of…

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Higher Education

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (10:49): It is a pleasure to rise on this motion from the member for Sydney on higher education. It is interesting to listen to the member for Richmond speaking about Labor’s vision for higher education and education generally. Labor’s record in office is an absolutely classic example of the Labor Party…

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Nonning Outback Ball

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (19:45): On the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Nonning Outback Ball, staged by the Gawler Ranges Progress Association. The Gawler Ranges are a stunning range featuring spectacular granite outcrops, permanent waterholes, sometimes with waterfalls, and beautiful arid grazing plains stretching from Iron Knob to Wirrulla-a distance of about…

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National Stronger Regions Fund

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (12:43): Madam Deputy Speaker Vamvakinou, I commend my good friend the member for Forrest on this motion and I am sure we will have your indulgence in speaking more about South Australia than perhaps Western Australia. The National Stronger Regions Fund was launched in 2014, and over a billion dollars over…

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