Aged Care

  Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (17:11): I rise to speak on the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Bill 2018 and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018. Aged care is not always perfect, but it is our job here to make it as near to perfect as…

Drought- Burra Eudunda

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (16:20): About a week ago, I took the opportunity to visit a region out to the east of Burra in my electorate, to Eudunda, which is severely affected by the current dry conditions of the drought. I toured with some young farmers and had a look at the properties out there.…

Scholarships for regional students in Grey

  Federal Member fior Grey has encouraged students in Grey to apply for a Government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course.   Mr Ramsey said applications were now open for the $24 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program.   “Scholarships of up to $18,000 are available to help students…

Grievance Debate Rural Doctor Shortage

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (19:11): Thank you very much, Mr Deputy Speaker. I know you hail from Port Augusta and you understand the electorate very well. We have a crisis in rural Australia, particularly in South Australia and in my electorate, in the provision of doctors in rural areas. I have a history in rural…

90 Sec Cashless Debit Card

Last week I was mightily relieved and very pleased that the Senate passed the legislation taking the cashless debit card trial to Bundaberg. Of course, the first community in Australia to embark down this path was Ceduna in my electorate, latterly joined by the East Kimberley and then the Goldfields around Kalgoorlie. It is very…

Mobile Black Spots PMB

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (18:13): I’m very pleased to hear the member for Macquarie make such an impassioned plea about mobile stations, and I’m sure we will hear before the next election about Labor’s commitment to building more mobile stations in black spots. They never have before. Not one cent has ever come from a…

Veteran’s Entitlements Amendments Bill

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (12:26): To cut to the chase, no, I don’t support the amendment. But I do support the bill that is before the House, which is on variations to veterans’ entitlements, the Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment Bill 2018. It is a relatively simple bill, correcting a drafting oversight that occurred back in 2005-that…