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PRIME MINISTER FAILS TO ASSURE WHYALLA WORKERS

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd today failed to offer any assurances to the steel industry in Whyalla when questioned in Parliament by Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey. Mr Ramsey said threats to the industry identified by Credit Suisse have confirmed his fears that the Government’s Resource Super Profits Tax... ... more

EC regions extended

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he welcomed the announcement by Agriculture Minister Tony Burke that Exceptional Circumstances has been extended to two regions still suffering drought in South Australia. South Australia’s Central North East region and the North West Rangelands have had EC... ... more

Federal Health Minister Avoids MRI Issue

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said while he applauds the Federal Government’s announcement of a Cancer Centre to be built at the Whyalla Hospital, he was disappointed Minister Roxon snuck into Whyalla yesterday without advising him or the regional Mayors. “The Cancer Centre is an excellent c... ... more

Mining Industry and Smokers to Pay in a Weak Budget

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said today this year’s Budget is relying on new taxes, not tough decisions to bring it into the surplus which the Government claims will be achieved by 2013. The Coalition believes the figures used are overly optimistic and even if achieved it will still leave a ... ... more

MINING TAX THREATENS SA EXPANSION

Kevin Rudd’s plan to slap a 40 percent tax on mining profits threatens to derail the much-anticipated expansion of the mining industry in South Australia, Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said today. “SA has long been the Cinderella State when it comes to mining,” he said. “Now just when it seems we wer... ... more

BIRDSVILLE TRACK LIKELY TO BE CUT

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has joined with State Member for Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan to call for an urgent investigation into the commissioning of a punt on the Birdsville Track. In response to news the Department of Transport is expecting the Birdsville Track to be cut at the Cooper... ... more

WINDFARM LIGHTING PROBLEM SOLVED

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased with the news that red flashing lights on the wind farm turbines in the Hallett area have been switched off. Mr Ramsey called for a review of wind farm lighting in November 2008 after a number of complaints from residents affected by the lighti... ... more

FEDERAL MEMBER ROWAN RAMSEY INSPECTS DAMAGE

Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey visited Andamooka yesterday, (Wed 21 April) to inspect the damage caused by the repeated flooding events in the town. Mr Ramsey met with Peter Allen, Chairman of the Progress Association, local contractor Andrew Collins, Frontier Services Peter McCready, the SE... ... more

YOUTH ALLOWANCE BACKDOWN BY GOVERNMENT

Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is very pleased with the outcome of the protracted Youth Allowance issue. “Making a stand for rural and regional students has been well worth it,” he said “with agreement being reached between the Coalition and the Government on a deal which will enable almost al... ... more

COUNTRY HOSPITALS SHOULD BE CAREFUL ON HEALTH PLAN

Kevin Rudd’s half formulated plans for reform of the health system has all the hallmarks of its announcements on Green Loans, Pink Batts, NBN, Fuelwatch and national management for the Murray Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said today. “Like all these other schemes, the Prime Minister, because of polit... ... more

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