Speeches

Banking Laws Amendment

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (19:18): I rise to speak on the Banking Laws Amendment (Unclaimed Money) Bill 2015. The rolling back of the legislation passed in 2012 by the previous government is a very clear demonstration of the years of profligacy under the Labor government—the huge increa... ... more

Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2015

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (12:49): I thank the member for Throsby for his support and that of the Labor Party for what are, essentially, a very minor raft of alterations to existing legislation. As with all things though, they should be overhauled and looked at in time. The Gene Technology Amendment Bill ref... ... more

National Broadband Network

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (17:37): I rise to speak after that complete rewriting of history. This week the coalition announced its policy of CO2 reductions going forward to 2030. I thought it might be of benefit to the House to give a precis of my recent trip to Germany during the winter recess—a private tri... ... more

Cultana Redevelopment

Today I would like to reiterate something that I have brought to the House's attention on a couple of occasions lately. Particularly difficult economic times are happening in the north of my state of South Australia—in my electorate—surrounding the mining industry, with the planned closure of the Po... ... more

CO2 Reductions

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (17:37): I rise to speak after that complete rewriting of history. This week the coalition announced its policy of CO2 reductions going forward to 2030. I thought it might be of benefit to the House to give a precis of my recent trip to Germany during the winter recess—a private tri... ... more

Don Randall Condolence

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (16:41): This is a difficult day for all of us, right across this parliament, as we say goodbye to the great friend we had in Don Randall. I was part of the 'crew of 2007', as I think the Minister for Social Security referred to us earlier. There were only seven of us, I think, that... ... more

Ceduna

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (13:41): Last week in Ceduna, in the west of my electorate, we came to a very special place in time where the white community and the Indigenous community sat down together and signed a memorandum of understanding for the introduction of what Twiggy Forrest called the 'healthy welfa... ... more

Tax Amendment

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (16:13): I rise to speak on the Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Measures No. 3) Bill 2015, the third of four bills associated with great measures the government introduced in the last budget. I start on a bit of a sour note. I do not like to talk down my electorate, but there was... ... more

Anzac

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (18:08): The First World War broke out on 4 August 1914. It coincides with my birthday, as it so happens, but since I came along afterwards I do not think that I will take the blame for it! Thousands of young Australians volunteered and were dispatched to Cairo, awaiting deployment.... ... more

Renewable Energy

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (13:47): Two weeks ago we had the very regrettable if not totally surprising news from Alinta that they were closing the Port Augusta Flinders power stations. While I will not go into the whys and wherefores of why this has come about, it is a plain case of gover... ... more

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