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RAMSEY, Rowan EricBiography for RAMSEY, Rowan Eric

Member for Grey (SA)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Grey, South Australia, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 9.3.10 to 9.5.16.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Science and Innovation from 11.3.08 to 19.7.10; Employment and Workplace Relations from 10.11.08 to 19.7.10; Education and Employment from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Agriculture and Industry from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 9.12.14 to 9.5.16); Indigenous Affairs from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Communications and the Arts from 12.11.15 to 9.5.16.

Joint Standing: Migration from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.

Party Positions

Delegate, Liberal Party State Council (SA) from 1998.

President, Liberal Party Grey Federal Electoral Council 2000-04.

President, Liberal Party Giles State Electoral Council from 2005.

President, Liberal Party Kimba Branch 1999-2004.


Born 4.8.1956, Kimba, SA.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament


Chair, Kimba District Hospital 1988-95.

Chair, Eyre Peninsula Hospitals Association 1992-95.

Chair, Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation.


Description: rural.

Location: a large electorate covering most of rural South Australia apart from south-east corner; it includes the centres of Burra, Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Eudunda, Kadina, Maitland, Orroroo, Peterborough, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Roxby Downs and Whyalla.

Area: 904 881 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 100 758 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: lead smelting, steel industry, tourism, fishing, oil, gas, opals, jade, iron ore, uranium, wheat, cattle, wool, forestry, salt and slate.

State electorates: Grey includes the South Australian House of Assembly electorates of Flinders and Giles, and parts of Frome, Goyder and Stuart.