Media Releases


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 to the Minister asking why Port Augusta ... ... more

Volunteer Grants 2009

Grants of up to $5,000 for non‐profit organisations Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey today encouraged local non‐profit organisations to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to purchase equipment and cover the cost of petrol under the 2009 Volunteer Grants program. “Since 2001, non‐profit organi... ... more

Country shows will suffer under new awards

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said Julia Gillard’s proposed award modernisation will have a severe and adverse impact on country shows. Under the new awards the proposed changes will cause a rise in labour costs in the amusement industry that may cost country shows thousands of dollars. “Es... ... more

Government ignores rural and regional students shutting down debate on Youth Allowance

The Government has shut-down a debate in Federal Parliament about its controversial Youth Allowance changes which will leave hundreds of students in Grey without the chance of attending tertiary education. “The Government had a chance to come out and defend its policy, but instead shut down the de... ... more

Renewable Energy

It is inevitable if man is to survive on this planet that we will have to wean ourselves off fossil fuel not only because of the imperative of reducing carbon emissions but because fossil fuels are finite and the oil shortages of last year underline just how this has become of increasing importance.... ... more


RAMSEY CALLS FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO COME GOOD WITH MRI The Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has called on the Federal Government to “make good” on a promise of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) service in Port Augusta. The funding for the MRI was first announced by the Howard Government in Septem... ... more

Better Forecasts a Vital Tool

The ability to accurately predict the season ahead offers huge benefits to the agriculture industry Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said this week. Mr Ramsey is a Member of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Innovation which is currently holding an inquiry ... ... more

Independent Youth Allowance – have your say

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey urges families in Grey to make a submission to the Senate Inquiry that is examining the impact of the Rudd Labor Government’s changes to the Independent Youth Allowance criteria. Mr Ramsey said he has had an overwhelming response from concerned parents and stud... ... more


Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has again raised the issue of mismanagement and waste surrounding the schools’ funding package during question time in Parliament this week. Wangary Primary School on the Eyre Peninsula drew national attention when Mr Ramsey asked whether the $850 thousand being ... ... more

Youth Allowance

Media Release An unprecedented flood of correspondence has resulted in Coalition MP’s calling a special parliamentary meeting to pressure the government to alter their planned changes to Youth Allowance Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said today. “From about two days after the budget when people bega... ... more

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