Speeches

Entries for June 2013

Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill 2013.

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (20:01): What fine words from the member for Aston, who sums up very well what this move by the government is about. As he said, I was the deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Education and Employment that did a very rushed inquiry into this bill, the Early Years Quality Fund S... ... more

Australian Education (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

I am Deputy Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment. I thank the chair for his comments. I will commence my speech on the Australian Education (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013. I am dismayed to report the coalition members were unable... ... more

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (13:17): Mr Deputy Speaker, it might surprise you to find that I am speaking on the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013, because I think we have strayed from the path in recent times. It just keeps coming: the final weeks of this parliament and the mad rush from this government to jam t... ... more

Australian Education Bill 2012

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (11:16): I have spent three months on an inquiry with the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment looking at the Australian Education Bill 2012—the first version, or the version without amendments, it must be said; the 1,400 words, the aspirational bi... ... more

Education and Employment Committee Report

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (09:53): by leave—The Fair Work Amendment Bill 2012 is a wide-ranging bill, with many clauses covering many different things within industry. It must be said that the members of the coalition are not able to support the majority's recommendation that the bill be passed. And I must e... ... more

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