Speeches

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

Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger communities

  Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey encourages local sporting groups in Grey to apply for funding for a national $29.7million program aimed at upgrading community sport infrastructure.   The Community Sport Infrastructure grant program has been launched today by Federal Spo... ... more

90 Sec Diabetes

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:37): I am currently the co-chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Diabetes—I often say that I'm actually the chair of the enemies of diabetes. We are holding a number of events in the House this week, including announcements today—which I was p... ... more

Drought Relief

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:45): Sadly, there are regions in South Australia that are starting to use the dreaded d-word, 'drought'. Rainfall has been patchy. For many it's okay—on my own farm, in fact, it's okay—without being outstanding, and it hangs in the balance. Un... ... more

Aged Care PMB

The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Mr Buchholz ): I just remind honourable members that the member for Franklin was heard in silence. The member for Grey has the call. Mr RAMSEY: They 'call on the governm... ... more

CID Aged Care

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:41): Let me say thank you, Minister, for the attention you gave the aged-care industry in the budget. You visited my electorate of Grey in the last six months. You accompanied me out to Ceduna, where we visited the aged-care facilities, and to... ... more

90- sec Roxby Downs

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:31): On the weekend I visited Roxby Downs for the 10th handover of the Rotary club there. Congratulations to Sandy Sumsion and the team. It's 30 years since the township of Roxby Downs was set out in the desert plains, 560 kilome... ... more

Vale Don Jessop

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (19:45): On Monday I attended the funeral of Don Jessop, who was recognised in this chamber on Tuesday. He was the first Liberal member for Grey and was elected as part of Harold Holt's historic 1966 landslide victory. Don served just one term in ... ... more

90 Sec Rural Doctor Shortage

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:58): Sadly, currently the electorate of Grey is 29 GPs short. They are an essential part of our rural communities, as are the hospitals that they support. Just 18 months ago we were only 19 short, and I am concerned about the direction in whic... ... more

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