Entries for June 2015


Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (18:08): The First World War broke out on 4 August 1914. It coincides with my birthday, as it so happens, but since I came along afterwards I do not think that I will take the blame for it! Thousands of young Australians volunteered and were dispatched to Cairo, awaiting deployment.... ... more

Renewable Energy

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (13:47): Two weeks ago we had the very regrettable if not totally surprising news from Alinta that they were closing the Port Augusta Flinders power stations. While I will not go into the whys and wherefores of why this has come about, it is a plain case of gover... ... more

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (16:33): The amendments in the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015 are obviously aimed at the issues around youth unemployment in Australia. Unemployment is an absolute tragedy, particularly long-term unemployme... ... more

Anti Dumping Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015, Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (17:02): I thank the member for Bendigo for her motion. Some of the issues she raises are real issues and we should all listen to them, but there are a few things I will point out. I want to spend most of my time talking about anti-dumping as averse to inferior p... ... more

Appropriations Bill

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (18:32): I thank the minister for his words. He would be well aware that the electorate of Grey, covering 92 per cent of South Australia, has many spokes to its wheels, including steelmaking, lead-zinc smelting and a large mining sector. We still—at least for a... ... more

Appropriations Bill

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (19:47): My question is to the Minister for Industry and Science. Minister, the news last week that Alinta was closing its Flinders power stations—both Playford and Northern, maybe by March next year and certainly by March 2018—has sent shock waves through the ... ... more

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2015

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (18:58): The electorate of Grey covers the vast majority of South Australia and has many rural towns. I estimate by the Rowan Ramsey calculator—the thing that says that if the town has a licensed premise it is a town and if it does not have a licensed premise i... ... more

BILLS - Labor 2013-14 Budget Savings (Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - House of Reps Hansard - 1 June 2015

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (19:02): I would like to say to the member for O'Connor that if we can get the member for Riverina over there to do the fencing I will welcome him at Buckleboo. I do not support the amendment. Bill Clinton famously had a sign displayed in his el... ... more

Committee Report Circumvention: Inquiry into Australia's anti-circumvention framework iin Relation to anti-dumping measures

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (10:47): On behalf of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry, I present the committee's report entitled Circumvention: Closing the loopholes: Inquiry into Australia's anti-circumvention framework in relation to anti-dumping measures, together with t... ... more

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