Vietnam Veteran’s Day Whyalla

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (13:58): Lieutenant Richard John ‘Rick’ Abraham was born and raised in Whyalla. He attended Whyalla Memorial Oval Primary School and later Whyalla High. He apprenticed as and became a professional photographer. As a 20-year-old, he was called up for national service but declared medically unfit because he had a plate in…

90 sec Clontarf Foundation

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (16:29): I welcome the announcement by the South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall, that South Australia is to establish four Clontarf academies in the state-three in my electorate. I became interested in the work being done with young Indigenous boys by Clontarf in 2013 when I first met Gerard Neesham, the inaugural…

Motion Thai Cave Rescue

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (11:13): I commend the member for Makin on those comments. I also rise today to support the member for Forrest, whose motion I wholeheartedly concur with. It is at times of great adversity that we’re reminded of the true selflessness and compassion of the human race, and that was the case…

Adjournment Debate Energy

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (15:48): One would read into the wording of this matter of public importance today-which is ‘The division in the government over its energy policy’-that the Labor Party, of course, doesn’t have any division on major issues. I welcome the fact that my party is able to discuss things in a robust…

Community Support for SA Farmers

  Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he has received a number of inquiries from constituents asking how they can help South Australia’s drought-stricken farmers.   “I am constantly humbled by the willingness of people to help others in tough times and there are farmers in some areas of South Australia who are going…

Mental Health PMB Federation Chamber

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (11:54): I thank the member for Macquarie for those comments. I do concur with that view that it is difficult to provide all services in regional areas, and, certainly, I represent a large part of Australia. But we must do the best we can, because one in five people across Australia…

Gas Crisis Federation Chamber

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (11:18): Thank you very much, Mr Deputy Speaker. I’m very pleased that the member for Bruce has finally discovered that there is a connection between viable manufacturing industries and low energy prices, low energy costs, low input costs, and that we run the risk of exporting all our manufacturing industries and…

90 sec Drought Forum

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (13:46): It comes as no surprise to members of this House that there is a drought gripping most of Australia. A lot of publicity and attention has quite rightly been on eastern Australia, New South Wales and Queensland, but it is my melancholy duty to inform you that it also affects…