Fair Work

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (11:33): I want to focus particularly today on some propaganda that has been circulated in my electorate by the Australian Labor Party-by Senator Gallacher, in fact. Recently, people in the cities of the Spencer Gulf-Whyalla, Port Augusta and Port Pirie-received a DL in their mailboxes. There are a number of very…

Ramsey PMB Adani

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (10:47): I move: That this House: (1) expresses its support of Adani’s decision to purchase $74 million worth of steel rail from Arrium’s Whyalla steel works; (2) recognises that the: (a) order will help sustain jobs in South Australia and particularly in Whyalla; (b) extra work comes at a vital time…

CID Solar Thermal Port Augusta

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (18:37): I trust that the member for Herbert will get a map and find out where the Snowy Mountains are. South Australia, Minister, is the epicentre of the energy crisis facing Australia, and it is a cheap and adequate example to the rest of Australia on what not to do with…

Statoil Announcement

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (13:56): Last October, like many South Australians and my constituents, I was disappointed when BP announced that they were pulling out of their drive to drill wells in the Great Australian Bight. Their 30 per cent partner, Statoil, announced last week that they would be taking over two of those leases.…

Arrium Bidders

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed today’s news that two official bids have been placed for the take-over of Arrium, which includes the Whyalla assets. Mr Ramsey said Arrium had been in administration for more than a year and the Federal Government had invested $120m to improve the bottom line of the Whyalla…

Penalty Rates

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said union claims workers in Grey will “lose millions” when penalty rate changes are in place are simply ridiculous.  “These claims are a deliberate campaign undermining Fair Work Australia’s decision on penalty rates and it is simply laughable that the McKell Institute, union funded and led by an ex…

Veteran’s Affairs Bill

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (12:00): I rise to speak in support of the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2017. I am proud to be part of a government which supports our veteran Australians. The government has invested an additional $350 million in this year’s budget to support our veterans. More than 300,000 Australians…