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, 2013 and 2016.

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; Agriculture and Water Resources from 14.9.16; Appropriations and Administration from 14.9.16; House from 14.9.16.

Joint Standing: Migration from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 14.9.16 to 15.9.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.9.16; Parliamentary Library from 10.10.16 (Chair from 10.10.16).

House of Representatives Select: Regional Development and Decentralisation from 13.6.17 to 28.6.18; Intergenerational Welfare Dependence from 28.6.18.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Government Whip from 30.8.2016.

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 Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Roxby Downs, Coober Pedy, Port Pirie, Kadina, Maitland, Orroroo, Peterborough, Burra and Eudunda.

Area: 904 881 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 102 059 (at 2.7.16).

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

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