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Ramsey Asks for Fair Deal for Rural Communities with NBN Roll-Out

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has spoken in the Parliament in support of towns in Grey which will miss out on the Government’s National Broadband Network (NBN). “A number of communities in my electorate are scheduled to miss out on the $50 billion NBN,” he said. “Streaky Bay meets the minim... ... more

Mouse Bait Decision at Last

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed the announcement by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to authorise registered regional bait mixing sites to formulate grain for mouse bait.Mr Ramsey said Western Australian chemical supply company 4Farmers, had appl... ... more

Ramsey calls on full compensation for One Steel and Nyrstar plants

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has called on the Government to give full compensation to the Whyalla One Steel plant and Nyrstar in Port Pirie under its proposed carbon tax. “The Government’s carbon tax threatens to decimate Australian manufacturing and processing, if they insist on the tax th... ... more

Common Sense Decision for After School Workers

  Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey welcomes the decision by Fair Work Australia (FWA) to allow retailers the right to offer young student workers one-and-a-half hour minimum shift lengths instead of the impractical three hours rule introduced under Labor’s so called modern awards   ... ... more

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

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