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Australia Cannot Tolerate Cruelty to Our Live Animal Exports

Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the Four Corners program featuring the treatment of Australian cattle in Indonesia showed appalling and sickening cruelty to animals and said Australians will not tolerate the continuation of these practices.“On this issue, Meat and Livestock Australia has comprehen... ... more


Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey encourages voluntary organisations in Grey to apply for the 2011 round of Volunteer Grants, which opened this week. Volunteer grants were first introduced by the Howard Government in recognition of the valuable contribution voluntary groups make to the community.... ... more


Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is disappointed the Federal Government Budget fails to address Australia’s ballooning debt and it is unavoidable that this lack of commitment will cost Australian’s more in tax and cut services in the medium and longer term.“The underlying fact is all the... ... more

Senate Puts Extra Pressure on Minister on Hospital Funds

The Australian Senate has now passed an identical motion to the Secker/Ramsey motion passed by the House of Representatives on March 24 asking for Federal Government funding for Ardrossan, Moonta and Keith hospitals.Mr Ramsey said following Minister Roxon’s failure to act on the House’s wishes, Mr S... ... more

Mouse Plague Needs Urgent Attention

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has sought urgent assistance for farmers across Australia who are experiencing a catastrophic mouse plague.“After last year’s plague in which farmers in the Eastern Eyre Peninsula lost an estimated $80 million from their crops, once again we are facing huge issue... ... more

Secker and Ramsey Continue to Fight for Ardrossan, Moonta and Keith Hospitals

  Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey and Member for Barker Patrick Secker have supported the State Liberal Party’s motion for an inquiry into country health in South Australia.   This follows their efforts in Federal Parliament to secure the future of the Ardrossan, Moonta and Keith h... ... more

Proposed Electricity Tariff Increases a Major Blow for Outback Residents

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has labelled the Rann Government’s decision to slash support for Remote Areas Energy Scheme as reprehensible and totally inconsistent with the manner in which other states treat their isolated communities.    “Businesses in Coober Pedy, Andamooka, Mar... ... more

Secker and Ramsey have a win in funding for Local Hospitals

  Today Patrick Secker, Federal Member for Barker and Rowan Ramsey, Federal Member for Grey have made significant headway in funding for Keith, Ardrossan and Moonta Hospitals.   A motion they put before the parliament calling for the Federal Government to reduce the National Healthcare... ... more


    Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey said he was pleased the move to establish an inquiry into grain exports by the Senate sponsored by Senators Heffernan, Fisher and Xenophon has been adopted and consistent allegations of monopolistic practices in the industry will have a chance to be full... ... more

Hospital Funding Call for Ardrossan and Moonta

Regional Federal Liberal Members Patrick Secker and Rowan Ramsey will today move a private members bill which if successful will restore funding to the Ardrossan, Keith and Moonta hospitals.  The bill which calls on the Federal Government to reduce the National Healthcare Specific Purpose Paym... ... more

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