Rowan Ramsey retains Government Whip role

WHIP: Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey, pictured with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, will continue as Government Whip. Photo: supplied
WHIP: Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey, pictured with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, will continue as Government Whip. Photo: supplied

Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is happy to return to his position at Parliament House as Government Whip.

Mr Ramsey was re-elected as Member for Grey in the Australian federal election on May 18.

He said he was delighted to receive a call from Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the weekend asking him to continue his role as Government Whip.

"The role includes duties in the chamber during divisions including counting the votes, organising rosters and duties for government members, sitting on the 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," he said.

"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.

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