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Entries for June 2014

Ramsey says Black Spot Funding changes will benefit local roads

    Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has said eligibility changes to the Road Black Spot Program will be a great benefit to rural and regional councils.    “The recent budget has made some tough calls around funding councils for local roads and with the Black Spot and the... ... more

Ramsey pushes for a quicker decision on airstrip

    Changes in regulations by CASA have put air services to Coober Pedy in jeopardy and the indecision has been causing angst among tourist operators and locals. “The time for clarification is well and truly due by now,” according to Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey. He has recently broug... ... more

Ramsey Welcomes Optus Announcement

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is very welcoming of Optus’ announcement of eight new sites to be built on the Eyre Peninsula.   “The introduction of new 4G transmitters to be rolled-out later this year is great news for those communities,” he said. “This expansion, which has fol... ... more


    Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Member for Grey and Chair of the South Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel Rowan Ramsey today announced $5.8 million in funding for 28 Black Spot projects across South Australia.   This annou... ... more

Providing a future for Indigenous prisoners

Five Indigenous prisoners will be provided with training and employment opportunities with BHP Billiton and its contracting partners at Olympic Dam through an employment project to be funded by the Australian Government.   Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Gr... ... more

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