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Entries for March 2017

Ramsey Gets the Ball Rolling on the Bridge

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the diversion of foot traffic to the main Joy Baluch Bridge in Port Augusta following the closure of the Great Western Bridge is an accident waiting to happen. “The restriction on traffic caused by the 25kmh speed limit is intolerable and must be fixe... ... more

Great Western Bridge 90 sec

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:25): Port Augusta is the crossroads of Australia. All east-west and north-south traffic passes through Port Augusta over the single-lane Joy Baluch Bridge. The Baluch Bridge was opened in 1972, replacing the Great Western Bridge, which has sin... ... more

Laura Folk Fair 90 sec March 29

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:34): This weekend will see the 37th staging of the Laura Folk Fair. Tucked away in the shade of majestic red gums on the banks of the Rocky River, the country town of Laura in the Southern Flinders Ranges is the boyhood home of celebrated Auss... ... more

State Government Blows Chance to Guarantee South Australia’s Electricity

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is stunned revelations the State Government knocked back an offer to keep the Northern Power Station open for a further three years at a cost of just $25m.  “This is especially sickening as we have recently learned they now plan to spend $550... ... more

Local Businesses to benefit from Naval Shipbuilding Briefings

Local businesses to benefit from Naval Shipbuilding Industry Briefings   Today Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey announced there will be a Naval Shipbuilding briefing for industry to be held in Whyalla on Thursday May 4. “The briefing will give people in the region the ... ... more

New Maritime College Will Provide Lifelong Opportunities

  The establishment of a Maritime Technical College to support Australia’s new continuous Navy shipbuilding program will provide training and long-term jobs for young people across the state, according to the Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey.   “This is an incredibly exciting spi... ... more

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 Cabi... ... more


Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he welcomes the Government announcment of the extension of the Cashless Debit Card trial sites in Ceduna, and the East Kimberley. "The interim independent evaluation resleased today are strong and following consultation with community leaders the Gov... ... more

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... ... more

Wheels in Motion program making driver training accessible

 A number of future drivers in the Ceduna area are eagerly looking forward to being able to access driver training in the town. The purchase of a new car by Ceduna Wheels in Motion Program through a $16,500 grant from the Federal Government and an equal amount from Eyre Futures will ass... ... more

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