Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has announced the Remote and Isolated Children’s Exercise (RICE) has been successful in gaining a $19,890 grant from the Federal Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund to run a corporate governance course.
“Residents of our outback are by definition some of the toughest and most self-reliant in our nation”, Mr Ramsey said. “Many of them work to improve their community by serving on a number of boards and committees and understanding the rules of corporate governance are increasingly an issue for concern.”
“I congratulate RICE for seizing the initiative and running an education course, Firm Foundations – Building Governance Capability in the Outback, to raise awareness and increase skills.”
“Living in a remote neighbourhood presents challenges most can never even imagine, but it is important to our nation we have people prepared to choose this life, on one hand providing food and fibre for Australia and the world, while on the other caring for our environment on a scale few understand”, Mr Ramsey said. “I am very pleased RICE has been given the resources to run this program.”
“The Government is supporting our regions through investing in important local infrastructure, as well as great community-building and planning initiatives under the Building Better Regions Fund and other Government priorities such as the Regional Growth Fund and our decentralisation agenda,” Mr Ramsey said.
“I am pleased the Government has delivered more than $40 million through this program to the Grey and projects like this one show our commitment to regional and remote South Australia.
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