Afghanistan Motion

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (12:58): I think that our withdrawal from Afghanistan was very well highlighted or described by the Deputy Prime Minister when he spoke in this place, I think it was two days ago. He said that we should never forget why we went there. We went there after the two planes were flown…

Agriculture Industry MPI

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:02): To say that I’m a little surprised at this subject would be putting it mildly. Prior to coming to parliament I spent 35 years farming. I’ve spent 13 years here now and still have agricultural interests, it would be fair to say. I struggle to remember a time over those more…

Aged Care PMB

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:09): I thank the member for Indi for bringing this important motion forward. It has dated a bit since she tabled it, of course—we’ve had a budget since then and $17.7 extra billion have been allocated over the forward estimates to aged care. Let me preface my remarks by saying that we’re…

FUNDING FLOWS TO COMMUNITIES IN GREY

The Australian Government is continuing to back regional communities, with six projects in Grey to receive a share of more than $1 million in federal funding under the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s award-winning Tackling Tough Times Together program. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the Government was pleased to support the Foundation’s…

BEATING A PATHWAY TO WATER SECURITY IN GREY

Projects in Port Wakefield and Two Wells are among 40 water infrastructure projects nationwide which will share in $108 million in federal funding under the National Water Grid Connections funding pathway. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased to support projects that will improve the resilience and reliability of Grey’s water infrastructure,…

LAUNCH PAD COMPLETE THANKS TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GRANT

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey was pleased to announce that South Australian space company Southern Launch had successfully completed the construction of their temporary rocket launch pad at Whalers Way, thanks partly to funding from the Federal Government. “Today’s announcement builds on Southern Launch’s success in being awarded Australia’s first commercial launch facility licence,…

90 sec speech COVID-19

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:52): We’ve all been dealing with the effects of the COVID outbreak back in our electorates, helping where we can. Some electorates are affected more than others. In South Australia at the moment we’re in pretty good shape. But it seems, with the announcement two hours ago by the ACT government, that…

MPI COVID-19

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (15:54): Mr Deputy Speaker Wallace, you’d be well versed in that Australian poem Said Hanrahan. I’m afraidHanrahan has been breathing on the other side of the House. I’ve never heard such a group contagion of ‘glass half-empty-itis’. What we need is a little less of what’s going on in the rest of the world.…