Speeches

90 Sec Steel Order for Liberty OneSteel

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:46): As Christmas nears, it gives me great joy to be delivering good tidings to Whyalla. In fact, we have announced a 14,000-tonne rail order for the Inland Rail, for Parkes to Narromine—something I am sure you're very pleased about, Mr Deputy... ... more

Marriage Equality

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (15:15): I rise to speak in support of these amendments. Of the five amendments put forward, this one is the most palatable to all. I actually find it quite difficult to believe that this chamber would not overwhelmingly adopt these amendments, which have no refl... ... more

Marriage Equality

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (17:57): It was Churchill who told us that democracy was the worst form of government, except for all of the rest. So it has been with our postal survey: democracy has been celebrated. It has shown that it can succeed, with a postal survey to as... ... more

Diabetes

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:54): Diabetes Australia is 60 years old, and last week in the Great Hall in this place we held a 60th birthday celebration. Diabetes Australia is a wonderful organisation with wonderful partners like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation a... ... more

PMB White Ribbon Day

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:41): I swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. This is my oath. In 2014 I took this oath when I became a White Ribbon ambassador, as part of my strong belief that women should live in safety and free from a... ... more

Adjournment Energy

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:35): Sometimes you know when you've come into the right place and it's your place in time—when all your little ducks line up, if you like. And so it is with the National Energy Guarantee. I've been in this place since the 2007 election. It wou... ... more

MPI Poverty and Inequality

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (15:45): I thank the member for Jagajaga for bringing this subject matter to the House's attention today: poverty and inequality. It brings me to question some of the driving motives of those of us who are brought to this place, and the difference... ... more

90 sec Anzac Day Schools Award Crystal Brook

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:41): I'm very pleased to take this opportunity to congratulate the Crystal Book Primary School on winning two prizes in the 2017 Anzac Day Schools' Awards. The school has displayed great initiative and creativity in the way it commemorates Anz... ... more

PMB Regional Education Hub

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (18:53): I would like to thank the member for Indi for bringing this motion before the parliament. It gives me an opportunity to discuss the coalition's electoral commitment of $15.2 million from 2017-18 to 2020-21 to establish up to six regional ... ... more

Social Services Legislation Welfare Reform

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:04): I rise to speak on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017. At the heart of the raft of reforms that were in the bill presented on I think 22 August is the implementation of drug testing for welfare recipien... ... more

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