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

Innovation Industry and Competitiveness Agenda Motion

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (11:10): The march of civilisation is inextricably linked with the development of technology and its widespread adoption. Perhaps the height of man's productivity prior to the industrial revolution was the peak of the Roman Empire, but that of course is for the s... ... more


Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (16:11): I believe that the subject of today's MPI is that the government is undermining superannuation of working Australians. Aside from the fact, of course, that this is a totally faulty premise, I am just amazed that the Labor Party would bring this particular subject into this ... ... more

Child Safety and Welfare

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (19:35): There was a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare benchmarking where Australia's children are today in relation to their safety and welfare. It highlights the fact that as a nation we need to seriously consider where we are going in relatio... ... more

Solar Reserve

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (16:20): During September I had the privilege of leading a delegation to the US, taking the opportunity visit Solar Reserve's Crescent Dunes facility in Nevada. Undergoing final testing and due to come on line in October, the 110 megawatt concentrated solar and storage facility will... ... more

Coastal Shipping

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (20:50): Coastal shipping is an issue that I have raised on a number of occasions in this place. The dead weight of regulation in Australian coastal shipping is not only killing the very sector it was supposed to support; it is dragging other perfectly good and viable industries dow... ... more

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS, Grey Electorate: Coalmining

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (13:55): I have spoken on a number of occasions recently about the closure of the coal fired power stations at Port Augusta that are owned by Alinta and the effect on that community, and also the Leigh Creek community to the north. Last Friday and Saturday, I jou... ... more

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