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

Carbon Emissions

Monday 17 August 2009 Rowan Ramsey (Grey, Liberal Party) Share this | Link to this | Hansard source It is inevitable if man is to survive on this planet that we will have to wean ourselves off fossil fuel not only because of the imperative of reducing carbon emissions but because fossil fuels are ... ... more

Condolence- Robert Carver Michael herbert

I rise today on this condolence motion for the last two members of the Australian Defence Force missing from the Vietnam conflict. On 3 November 1970, Flying Officer Michael Herbert and Pilot Officer Robert Carver of No. 2 Squadron RAAF, on a mission in a Canberra bomber, were reported missing in ac... ... more

Uranium Bill

Rowan Ramsey (Grey, Liberal Party) I rise to support the Uranium Royalty (Northern Territory) Bill 2008. I have great hopes that it will increase the prospectivity of the Northern Territory at least in the uranium mining industry. There have been a number of obstacles to the uranium industry in Aus... ... more

Disability Speech

Rowan Ramsey I rise to address the Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008. Disability is not a lifestyle choice. It is not something that someone decides to do. It is indiscriminate. Disability can be visited upon any one of us, and even though people may n... ... more

Financial Crisis

Rowan Ramsey The financial crisis which is sweeping the world is of great concern to all of us. We are in unprecedented times. Not since the 1930s have we seen the kind of meltdown in global markets that we have seen in the last six months. However, many of these changes were largely telegraphed. ... ... more

Economy- Ministerial Statement

I rise to my feet a little less prepared than I would normally be to speak on this issue, as I am waiting for my colleague to appear. The financial crisis which is sweeping the world is of great concern to all of us. We are in unprecedented times. Not since the 1930s have we seen the kind of meltdow... ... more

Banks Freeze- questions without notice

Rowan Ramsey My question is to the Treasurer. Having caused a freezing of funds in non-bank financial institutions by its action in guaranteeing bank deposits, what is the government planning to do when on 30 November GE Finance ceases to operate in Australia, leaving Bob Moulton and the partners ... ... more

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