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…

Appropriations

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (18:01): The previous speaker, the member for Bruce, is in a gloomy mood, I suspect! The Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-20 and cognate bills are about the government getting the finance to meet its commitments, and it is those commitments, particularly in my electorate of Grey, that I want to speak to…

Women in Sport

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:22): They were good remarks from the other side. I thank the member for them. This speech probably should have been given last week because, unfortunately, last week in the netball our Australian Diamonds were defeated by one goal by the Silver Ferns—one miserable goal. Maxwell Smart would say, ‘I missed it…

Australian Space Agency

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:22): I move: That this House: (1) notes that this week 50 years ago the human imagination was captivated by the first man to walk on the moon; (2) recognises the commitment by the Government to space by the establishment of the Australian Space Agency, which will have the goal of tripling…