Regional Airport Security Costs

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has spoken in Parliament calling for more Government support for regional airports affected by the Government’s passenger scanning security upgrades. “From January 1 regional airports throughout Australia are required to have full passenger screening scanners in airports operating aircraft with a seating capacity in excess of 40 and with…

Land Acquisition Act

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:34): I’ve spoken in this place many times about the injustice that sits within the Commonwealth Lands Acquisition Act and the compulsory acquisition orders that go with that. I’ve had a number of purchases on my patch that have come about as a requirement of Defence wanting to expand operations. I…

Regional Airport Security Upgrades

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:35): As at 1 January, regional airports throughout Australia are required to have full passenger screening scanners in airports that operate aircraft with a seating capacity in excess of 40 and with more than 30,000 passenger movements a year. I support these measures, it must be said. The government doesn’t make…

Infrastructure Funding

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:25): As I’ve been sitting here listening to that contribution, I actually looked up the definition of ‘own goal’. It is ‘an unintentional deflection that causes a score to the opponent’s team’. I’m given to reflect that when I look at the topic of this MPI: the failure to provide adequate…

Farm Household Support Amendment

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (18:31): I rise to speak on the Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No.1) 2020. This is the latest set in a group of modifications that the government has made in recent times to farm household assistance. While I fully accept that some parts of Australia have had good rain—in…

Roads to Recovery

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:53): I rise to speak on the motion by the member for O’Connor, which recognises that $6.2 billion was committed to and is being spent on the Roads to Recovery program through the current funding cycle. There are 27 councils in the electorate of Grey, and then there are a number…

Coronavirus

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (12:23): I rise today to speak on the coronavirus and the effects that it is having directly on my electorate in these early stages. It was reported this morning that there are now 44,754 cases worldwide, in 27 countries, and reported deaths are 1,112. These figures are certainly concerning, but there…