Appropriations

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (12:39): The seat of Grey was formed in 1903 and, despite the fact that I am only the third Liberal to represent that seat, this is the 28th year that it will have been in Liberal hands and I’m proud of that outcome. As such, it is considered a safe seat, even…

90 sec Kadina Hockey pitch

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:40): Last Sunday I had the great honour, along with Copper Coast Mayor Ros Talbot and the member for Narungga, Fraser Ellis, to open the new Kadina synthetic hockey pitch. It is testament to a great team effort. The federal government put up $422,000 through the local sporting infrastructure grants; the local…

90sec Shed Tanks

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:32): In my home town of Kimba, they began to open the farming lands in about 1908. In 1913, a railway line arrived, but there were considerable supplies coming from the coastal community of Cowell, 90 kilometres to the south-east. To facilitate this, a place called Shed Tanks was built, roughly halfway…

E-news – Wednesday 17 March 2021

While there has been the odd setback, our steady battle against COVID-19 is paying dividends and we have engineered one of the best responses in the world. Last week’s outstanding news that the Australian economy grew by 3.1% in the December quarter following the 3.4% reported in the September quarter indicates that the economy has almost…

Energy

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:01): Honestly, I can’t believe this motion. I am really struggling. Energy and emission policies by this government are a spectacular success, and saying it ain’t so does not make it fact. We are completely on target. We beat our Kyoto targets. We’ll beat Kyoto 2. And, despite what the member for…

JobSeeker Payment

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (19:55): Let me say from the outset, before the member leaves the chamber: I’m sure I’m speaking on behalf of all of us in this place when we wish her all the very best with the rest of her pregnancy and the upcoming birth. All the best with that. What I wanted…

Youth Allowance

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (12:34): Firstly, let me thank the member for Bowman for bringing this motion forward. I think it’s very important and quite proper that we discuss this issue in this place. I thank the member for Dunkley for her comments as well, but I must take issue with her view that the proposals…