Ramsey Backs Steel In Whyalla

With concerns growing around the blast furnace at the Whyalla steelworks which has been out of action following an incident during a maintenance operation, Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has brought the situation to the National Parliament’s attention. “I understand the consternation from the community, from trade suppliers and from workers and sub-contractors whose…

Regional Australia Ignored

  “An almost complete absence of interest in regional Australia and a budget based on questionable forecast figures,” is how Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has described Labor’s 2024 Budget. “There is scant mention of the issues facing South Australian regions in the Budget. I welcome the continuation of the Remote and Regional Airports programs,”…

Mouse bait

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Opposition Whip) (19:50): It was Yogi Berra, the famous American baseball catcher, who gave us the phrase, ‘It’s just like deja vu all over again.’ It feels like that to me, because in 2011 I gave a number of speeches in this place urging the APVMA to register the new treatment for mouse plagues…

Live Sheep Export- Private Member’s Motion Ramsey

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Opposition Whip) (11:31): I move: That this House: (1) notes that: (a) Australia’s live sheep export industry employs more than 3,500 people in Western Australia and is worth $85 million in direct payments to producers with an assumed multiplier effect close to $300 million; (b) Australia has developed world-leading animal welfare standards which are…

Education: Rural and Regional Australia

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Opposition Whip) (10:47): Last Friday, I attended the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association annual general meeting in South Australia. Quorn is about 340 kilometres north of Adelaide in my electorate, and I try and attend these meetings most years. They have not a huge crowd but have some people that look after some of the…

Agriculture (Biosecurity Protection) Levies Bill 2024, Agriculture (Biosecurity Protection) Charges Bill 2024, Agriculture (Biosecurity Protection) Levies and Charges Collection Bill 2024

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Opposition Whip) (18:02): Might I say to the member for Riverina, ‘Hear, hear!’ This is a terrible policy being put forward by the Labor government. Despite its rhetoric, it’s pretty clear that the current government has a pretty low regard for people in agriculture. I’m going to take you through a bit of list…