Media Releases

OPPOSITION WINS ON CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM

Pressure exerted by the opposition last week in parliament has resulted in the government making a commitment to extend the funding of the school chaplaincy program until December 2011. Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey said “I welcome the Government’s announcement; this provides some reassurance to c... ... more

Major Win for Australia’s Agriculture and Aquaculture Export Industries

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey says he is pleased to announce Minister for Agriculture, Tony Burke has agreed to a $127.4 million package put forward by the Coalition to reform the AQIS Export Certification program. In September the Coalition successfully moved to disallow a bill by the Rudd ... ... more

QUESTIONS SURROUND NEGOTIATIONS ON TUNA QUOTAS

Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said last week’s slashing of Australia’s quota for Southern Blue-Fin Tuna (SBT) has raised questions about the government’s ability to negotiate the best deal for our tuna industry. “It seems there were a number of “side deals” done behind the scenes at the negotiation ... ... more

CATARACT SERVICES FOR THE REGION STILL IN DOUBT

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he has serious fears for cataract services in the region. “The refusal of the Federal Government to recognise the impact of the cut to the Medicare Rebate on the delivery of cataract services in Whyalla and other regional areas means despite the Coalition’s... ... more

Regional Teaching Degree to address skills shortage

I note the recent decision by the State Education Minister to establish a Teacher Education Taskforce (TET) to explore opportunities to best address the critical skills shortage area of teaching. “I am glad the Minister has raised the issue of the skills shortage in teaching. This is a problem pa... ... more

RAMSEY TAKES MIR CASE DIRECTLY TO THE MINISTER

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has met with Health Minister Nicola Roxon in Canberra to push the case for the government to recommit to the Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine for Port Augusta and the region. “People would be aware I have been pursuing this matter since February 2008 when... ... more

Digital switchover presents opportunities for regional SA TV

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Senator Simon Birmingham Liberal Senator for South Australia Rowan Ramsey MP Member for Grey Tuesday, 22 September 2009 Senator Simon Birmingham and the Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, have met with Southern Cross Broadcasting executives to discuss television coverage issue... ... more

Australian Technical College

The Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has said the Deputy Prime Minister’s response to a questioned he asked in Federal Parliament today is misleading and confusing for the students of the Spencer Gulf and Outback Technical School. “I asked the Minister if the $75,000 she had granted the Australian Tec... ... more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE TO CLOSE, LEAVING STUDENTS IN LIMBO

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is extremely disappointed the Federal Government has not provided a path to the future for the Spencer Gulf and Outback Technical College which parents and students were informed this week will close at the end of the year. “We have students enrolled in the coll... ... more

Still no MRI for Port Augusta

STILL NO ANSWER ON MRI IN PORT AUGUSTA The Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he has been fobbed-off by Health Minister Nicola Roxon in her failure to properly answer his Question in Parliament about Port Augusta’s promised Magnetic Resonating Imaging (MRI) unit. Mr Ramsey put a Question on Notice ... ... more

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