Speeches

PMB White Ribbon Day

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:41): I swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. This is my oath. In 2014 I took this oath when I became a White Ribbon ambassador, as part of my strong belief that women should live in safety and free from a... ... more

Adjournment Energy

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:35): Sometimes you know when you've come into the right place and it's your place in time—when all your little ducks line up, if you like. And so it is with the National Energy Guarantee. I've been in this place since the 2007 election. It wou... ... more

MPI Poverty and Inequality

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (15:45): I thank the member for Jagajaga for bringing this subject matter to the House's attention today: poverty and inequality. It brings me to question some of the driving motives of those of us who are brought to this place, and the difference... ... more

90 sec Anzac Day Schools Award Crystal Brook

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:41): I'm very pleased to take this opportunity to congratulate the Crystal Book Primary School on winning two prizes in the 2017 Anzac Day Schools' Awards. The school has displayed great initiative and creativity in the way it commemorates Anz... ... more

PMB Regional Education Hub

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (18:53): I would like to thank the member for Indi for bringing this motion before the parliament. It gives me an opportunity to discuss the coalition's electoral commitment of $15.2 million from 2017-18 to 2020-21 to establish up to six regional ... ... more

Social Services Legislation Welfare Reform

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:04): I rise to speak on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017. At the heart of the raft of reforms that were in the bill presented on I think 22 August is the implementation of drug testing for welfare recipien... ... more

Flinders Ranges Art Exhibition

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:40): On the weekend I had the great privilege of opening the art exhibition for the painters of the Flinders Ranges at Wilpena Pound. This group has been operating since 2002, and it features nine highly-skilled artists: the chairman Graham Ch... ... more

Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (17:46): Spoken like a true member for Canberra! Let me say to the member for Canberra: it's not all about Canberra. There are other people in this nation—I represent quite a sizable slice of them—that actually don't see Canberra as the answer t... ... more

Cashless Debit Card Trial

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (19:00): I'm sad to announce that I don't really have a great grievance! I'm more happy than anything this evening. That's because, last Thursday, the Minister for Social Services, Alan Tudge, tabled the final report on the Ceduna and East Kimberl... ... more

Constituency Statement Steel Industry

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:39): Sometimes I'm asked why I'm in parliament and asked: 'What do you achieve?' Last Friday was a graphic example of what can be done when people work together, and that is the handover of the Arrium assets to Liberty House—GFG Alliance—and o... ... more

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