Rowan Ramsey retains position in parliament as Government Whip

RAMSEY RETAINS POSITION: Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey, right, pictured with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, was reappointed as Government Whip.
RAMSEY RETAINS POSITION: Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey, right, pictured with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, was reappointed as Government Whip.

Following his re-election as the Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey will return to Parliament House as Government Whip.

Mr Ramsey was contacted by Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the weekend, asking him to continue in the position. Mr Morrison also outlined his new cabinet on Sunday.

"Scott Morrison has earned enormous authority on the back of winning a third term and I am pleased to continue to contribute to the team in this role," Mr Ramsey said.

"The role includes duties in the chamber during divisions including counting the votes, organising rosters and duties for government members, sitting on Selection Committee where members Private Bills and Motions are selected for debate and attempting to help members deal with the disruption and isolation caused by spending significant time in Canberra away from families.

"In the last parliament I was pleased to help draft new party-room rules which now preclude challenges to a Prime Minister who gains office as a result of a general election. This will give great stability to this government."

Mr Ramsey said he was looking forward to this term in parliament and the prospects of what the delivery of good government can do for both the electorate of Grey and the nation.

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