Dr John Read Environmentalist- The Felixer

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:54): Last Saturday, 7 September was Threatened Species Day, and I’d like to give a shout out for some practical environmentalism. There is no doubt that one of the greatest threats to our native species in Australia are introduced weeds and pests, particularly animals. There is an ecologist and environmental scientist…

Harry Butler- Aviation

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:19): It gives me great pleasure to rise and speak on this motion put forward by a good South Australian member. As was just pointed out by the member for Sturt, the Smith brothers were of course South Australian. We’re very proud of our aviation history in South Australia. Like the…

Indigenous Ranges

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:47): There is no doubt the Indigenous rangers project is delivering across Australia a good result on many fronts. It’s been around a while now. Last August, I had the opportunity to visit the site of the first Indigenous Protected Area in Australia at Nantawarrina, near Nepabunna, which is in the northern…

Port Wakefield Overpass

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:51): Today the South Australian government has called for expressions of interest to tender for the building of the dual lanes through Port Wakefield and the overpass to the north and the second bridge in Port Augusta. I wish to speak about that today. In March of 2017 the Great Western Bridge,…

Medical Workforce

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:31): It will come as no surprise to people in this place that I have been concerned about the issue of rural doctors for some time, and have been advocating for a long time for postcode-specific Medicare provider numbers. I continue that argument. But I was very pleased last week to have…

Health

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:05): This is an important motion. We should be debating the level of services in Australia. I think those who have brought the motion forward don’t have a great record in this area. They were, of course, the party that brought us the ‘Mediscare’ campaign in 2016, when they said that those…