Speeches

Defence White Paper Boost for Woomera and Cultana

Rowan Ramsey Like many South Australians, I welcome the Government's white paper on defence. As a South Australian I took particular note of the commitment to enable the shipbuilding industry, the extent of which will unfold in coming months. But, particularly, I might say, there was special relevan... ... more

Telecommunications Amendment Bill

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (13:20): I am moved by the comments from the member for Throsby regarding the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Access Regime and NBN Companies) Bill 2015. One would think he is living in a parallel universe where he has somehow reached the conclusion t... ... more

Appropriations Bill

Rowan Ramsey This debate on the Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2015-2016 and a related bill gives me an opportunity to reflect. Often when it comes to government expenditure we are prone to say: 'Thank you very much. What have you got for me today?' But I thought it would be a good exercise for me to g... ... more

Whyalla

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (13:40): It comes as no surprise to anyone in this House that the City of Whyalla is facing some real challenges at the moment. I will not dwell on the OneSteel-Arrium issues at the moment but say that there has been a considerable reduction in employment in both... ... more

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016; Second Reading

Rowan Ramsey Thank you very much, Mr Deputy Speaker. It is indeed an honour to be the member for Grey, let me say, and I rise at the moment to speak on the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016.The vagaries of upper house voting systems around Australia—in the Senate in particular—are long and ... ... more

Arrium Constituency Question

Rowan Ramsey My question is to the Minister for Industry and Innovation and Science. Minister, I know you are well aware of the challenge facing Arrium's Whyalla operations, of the absolute reliance of this community on this prime generator of jobs, and of the strategic importance of having an Austr... ... more

Statements by Members

Rowan Ramsey    It comes as no surprise to anyone in this House that the City of Whyalla is facing some real challenges at the moment. I will not dwell on the OneSteel-Arrium issues at the moment but say that there has been a considerable reduction in employment in both the resources ... ... more

90 second speech

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (16:10): We have just celebrated Australia Day, and its significance to the nation continues to evolve and grow. This year, apart from the many towns and communities across Grey that recognised their local champions with citizen of the year awards, there was a strong recognition of ... ... more

Closing the Gap

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (11:48): Let me start off by, firstly, congratulating the Prime Minister on his remarks yesterday in his Closing the Gap statement. Secondly, I thank opposition leader, Bill Shorten, for his words as well. At this time it is also important to recognise the previous Prime Minister's ... ... more

Migration Bill Feb 2 2016

Mr RAMSEY» (Grey) (13:23): I rise to speak on the Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and other Measures) Bill 2015. I say from the outset that I had not intended to speak on this bill, but the events of the past few months, over the summer break—particularly in Eu... ... more

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