The Schools Assistance Amendment Bill 2011

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (16:56): by leave—I rise as Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Education and Employment. I support the chair's remarks and thank her for them. They were a true and accurate representation of the committee's deliberations. As she stated, submissions were provided by six organi... ... more

National Health Reform Amendment

  Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (20:20): I rise to speak on the National Health Reform Amendment (National Health Performance Authority) Bill 2011. Just before I begin, I am just drawn to comment on the remarks by the member for Fraser, who suggested that the opposition had become a fringe opposition. I su... ... more

National Broadband Network- Streaky Bay, Cummins, Wudinna

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (12:34): Mr Deputy Speaker, I would like to tell you a tale today of three communities in the west of my electorate. The first is Streaky Bay on the stunning west coast of South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. It is 730 kilometres from Adelaide and 300 kilometres north-west of Port Linc... ... more

Coober Pedy Electricity Tariffs

On 18 February the South Australian government removed more than $1 million dollars from the Remote Area Energy Scheme. This is a subsidy paid to towns and communities that generate power off the grid. Generally, it is a diesel generation arrangement. There are 13 communities affected, the largest o... ... more

Bendigo Bank Tumby Bay

Today I would like to congratulate Tumby Bay District Financial Services Ltd, which will be opening a branch of the Bendigo Bank on Friday. I will be given the honour of officially opening it next week and I am looking forward to it. It has taken over 12 months. Kevin Cook, chairman; Julie Elliott, ... ... more

Carbon Pricing

It is fascinating to watch the Labor Party debate a subject they know nothing about. The last two speakers—the Minister for Trade and the member for Capricornia—have collectively mentioned the word ‘food’ only twice. I might just repeat what the matter of public importance is: ‘The impact of carbon ... ... more

Appropriation Bill RDAs

I rise to speak to Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2010-2011 and Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2010-2011 and the amendment put forward by the member for Sturt. There has been much said in recent times about what the government said going into the last election and what we now understand remains of those com... ... more

South Australian Floods Adjournment

I spoke last week in this place on the flood levy. During that speech I recognised the great calamity the floods had caused in Victoria and Queensland. While I mentioned at the time some local damage from flooding in South Australia I did not detail it, and I wish to do so tonight. Both December and... ... more

Call for federal Government to Fund Ardrossan Moonta hospitals

I rise to support my colleague the member for Barker and add my voice to the call for the federal government to provide direct funding to the Ardrossan and Moonta hospitals in my electorate and the Keith hospital in the electorate of Barker. I must draw some attention to the comments from the member... ... more

National Broadband Network Feb 28 2011

I too rise to address the National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010 and the cognate Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Access Arrangements) Bill 2010. Before I launch into my prepared speech, I must take the member for Robertson to task about the trap ... ... more

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