Youth Allowance

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (11:10): I rise this morning to speak on the announcement in the budget that the government has addressed a longstanding sore for rural and regional parents of students. By getting rid of the family assets test and the family actual means test from the youth allo... ... more

90 Second Coober Pedy

It was my privilege over Easter to attend the hundredth celebration of the discovery of opal at Coober Pedy by Willie Hutchison, a 14-year-old in 1915. What a fabulous community it has become. It is unique. The Opal Festival, which has become an annual event, was staged over Easter. There was a stre... ... more

Agricultural and Related Industries Committee Report

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (10:58): by leave—I have spoken on this issue and this report before and I had received advice that I would be given an opportunity to contribute today. I was very keen to do so because quite a few things have changed since the delivery of the report to the par... ... more

Anti Dumping Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015, Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (20:25): Australia is undoubtedly open for business. We are open for free and fair trade, but we are not open for unfair trade. That is why we have laws against the dumping of products into our Australian market. I am currently the chair of the House of Represe... ... more

Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2014-2015, Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2014-2015, Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2014-2015

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (19:04): I rise to speak on Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2014-2015 and cognate bills. In an electorate like Grey there is always plenty to talk about—lots of worthy projects and lots of opportunities. While we never move as fast as we would perhaps quite like to,... ... more

Closing the Gap

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (20:26): I rise to speak on the Closing the gap report. I thank the Prime Minister for his remarks earlier in this debate. I have spoken before in this place on a number of occasions about the great divide between urban and remote Aboriginal com... ... more

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS Criminal Justice System

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (16:20): Life is a lottery and there are no guarantees, but we do know that children brought up in a stable and caring family have greatly enhanced life prospects. For others, life can be much more challenging and sometimes they come off the rails. Unfortunately,... ... more

Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014, Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (17:41): It is often said that the pen is mightier than the sword. Unfortunately, it seems that in this modern world the pen has been retired to the backbench or even out the back door. It constantly amazes me how empowering and disassociating the internet has ... ... more

Higher Education Reform Bill

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (11:16): I rise to speak on the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 and the associated amendments. I note that this bill has been in the House before but in a different form. It has been to the other place and, with significant negotiations with the crossbenchers, has com... ... more

Counter Terrorism Bill

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (17:36): I rise to speak on the Counter-terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014, and I would like to thank the member for Melbourne Ports for a fine contribution on what is a quite difficult subject, it must be said. I also thank him for stating his sup... ... more

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