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

Adjournment Speech Feb 2 2016

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (21:23): In October last year I was approached to join the member for Moreton, Graham Perrett, as co-chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Diabetes, one of the oldest and most established friendship groups in the parliament, originally established in 2000 by the ... ... more

Strzelecki Track

That this House: (1) recognises that: (a) the Strzelecki Track is a vital freight and tourist route connecting Adelaide to the Moomba Gas fields in South Australia's far north-east and South East Queensland; (b) the route is used extensively by pastoralists,... ... more

Social Services Legislation Amendment (More Generous Means Testing for Youth Payments) Bill 2015

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (12:09): I rise to speak on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (More Generous Means Testing for Youth Payments) Bill 2015. I must say that in fact this issue is one of the reasons, I think, that I am in this parliament. As I raised my children, I realise... ... more


Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (21:29): I had concluded my remarks on the CFMEU. I come now to agriculture. For agriculture, there are some very big ticket items—in particular, for my electorate, wool is still a very important part of the economy and a new, larger quota for A... ... more

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