Media Releases

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

Carbon Emmissions

Regardless of what the government would have people believe, the commitment of the coalition parties to bipartisan targets for the reduction of CO2 emissions is genuine. The benchmark should be that we design an emissions trading scheme that delivers real reductions and does not have the effect of s... ... more


Economic responsibility has been completely abandoned by the Rudd Government with yet another announcement of a huge spending commitment, this time to deliver a $43bn National Broadband Network. At the time of the last election, the Federal Government had a $900m contract with OPEL to deliver wire... ... more

Letter to Editor AQIS

The Editor, It is difficult to fathom the Federal Government’s approach to the economic challenges facing Australia. They are urging Australians to spend $23bn of borrowed cash on imports at the same time as they are withdrawing support for exports. The decision to cut $40m a year from the Austral... ... more

Tax hike will hurt exporters

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he has serious concerns for the fishing and aquaculture industries, primary producers and export abattoirs following the Minister for Agriculture Tony Burke’s support for a massive tax hike on Australian agricultural exporters. “Mr Burke has announced the... ... more

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