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Entries for August 2018

Vietnam Veteran's Day Whyalla

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:58): Lieutenant Richard John 'Rick' Abraham was born and raised in Whyalla. He attended Whyalla Memorial Oval Primary School and later Whyalla High. He apprenticed as and became a professional photographer. As a 20-year-old, he was called up f... ... more

90 sec Clontarf Foundation

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:29): I welcome the announcement by the South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall, that South Australia is to establish four Clontarf academies in the state—three in my electorate. I became interested in the work being done with young Indigenou... ... more

MPI Energy

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:23): This matter of public importance today focuses on 'The Government's chaos and division on energy policy which is forcing Australians to pay higher power prices'. But they're not paying higher power prices, actually; power prices are reced... ... more

Constituency Statement Drought in SA

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:38): There has been a lot of focus—quite rightly—on the drought across Australia and particularly in the eastern states, but I must report that there are also patches of South Australia, particularly in my electorate of Grey, that are badly af... ... more

Motion Thai Cave Rescue

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:13): I commend the member for Makin on those comments. I also rise today to support the member for Forrest, whose motion I wholeheartedly concur with. It is at times of great adversity that we're reminded of the true selflessness and compassio... ... more

Adjournment Debate Energy

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (15:48): One would read into the wording of this matter of public importance today—which is 'The division in the government over its energy policy'—that the Labor Party, of course, doesn't have any division on major issues. I welcome the fact that... ... more

Mental Health PMB Federation Chamber

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:54): I thank the member for Macquarie for those comments. I do concur with that view that it is difficult to provide all services in regional areas, and, certainly, I represent a large part of Australia. But we must do the best we can, because... ... more

Gas Crisis Federation Chamber

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:18): Thank you very much, Mr Deputy Speaker. I'm very pleased that the member for Bruce has finally discovered that there is a connection between viable manufacturing industries and low energy prices, low energy costs, low input costs, and tha... ... more

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (17:21): I rise to speak on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018. I spent some time in my electorate meeting with local action groups and people trying to deal with the scourge of drug addiction in our communi... ... more

90 sec Drought Forum

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:46): It comes as no surprise to members of this House that there is a drought gripping most of Australia. A lot of publicity and attention has quite rightly been on eastern Australia, New South Wales and Queensland, but it is my melancholy dut... ... more

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