Petition: Spencer Gulf and Outback Australian Technical College

I would like to take this opportunity to place on the record the disbelief, the bewilderment and the anger of my constituents at the Deputy Prime Minister’s decision to close the highly successful and acclaimed Spencer Gulf and Outback Australian Technical College in my electorate. I have with me th... ... more

Australian Live Export Industry

Rowan Ramsey (Grey, Liberal Party) Share this | Link to this | Hansard source I rise to support the member for Kalgoorlie’s motion. This motion supports the industry and acknowledges the significant contribution it makes to Australian farmers. It acknowledges that our non-participation in the trade ... ... more

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

October 29, 2009 Mr RAMSEY» (Grey) (10:51 AM) —I rise to address the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and related bills. What is in a date? What is in a day? What is in a month or even three? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has identified man’s emissions of CO2—cause... ... more

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009.

I rise to address the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009. This bill, which purports to provide better and more equitable support for tertiary students, misses the mark by a wide margin. Instead, it makes things much worse for the core part of my c... ... more

Food Labelling Private Members Business

I rise to support this motion and to thank the member for Makin for putting it forward. It is a line of inquiry that I am also pursuing through some of my parliamentary committees to try to encourage them to do work in this area. In particular I am interested in imported foodstuffs and the people’s ... ... more

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill

Mr RAMSEY» (Grey) (1:03 PM) —I rise on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009 to support the amendment moved by the member for Dunkley. It was only a few weeks ago that I rose in this place to speak on the National Broadband Network information m... ... more

Digital Television

I bring to the House’s attention many of the inconsistencies and poor service levels surrounding free-to-air television throughout the electorate of Grey and the accompanying concerns and opportunities that come with the digital switchover. I have with me a petition from 389 concerned residents of t... ... more

Indigenous Housing

The 18 months since the election of the Rudd government and its commitment through the apology to Aboriginal Australia could be summed up in one old adage: talk is cheap. When we gathered here last year in a show of bipartisanship for the apology, and the Prime Minister pledged to ‘close the gap’, I... ... more

Australian Technical Colleges

I want to take the opportunity to express my frustration with the announcement to students and parents last week that the Spencer Gulf and Outback Technical College is to close at the end of the year. I raised this matter in question time today, inquiring about the value the Deputy Prime Minister wo... ... more


12:21 pm Rowan Ramsey I rise today to speak on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Network Information) Bill 2009. This government’s policy on the provision of new broadband network would be laughable if it were not such a serious, knee-jerk policy ... ... more

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