Social Services Legislation Welfare Reform

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (11:04): I rise to speak on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017. At the heart of the raft of reforms that were in the bill presented on I think 22 August is the implementation of drug testing for welfare recipients. This really highlights the very big philosophical debate…

Flinders Ranges Art Exhibition

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (13:40): On the weekend I had the great privilege of opening the art exhibition for the painters of the Flinders Ranges at Wilpena Pound. This group has been operating since 2002, and it features nine highly-skilled artists: the chairman Graham Chapman, Don Gangell, Trevor Hancox, David Chalmers, John Simmons, Elizabeth Collins,…

Cashless Debit Card Trial

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (19:00): I’m sad to announce that I don’t really have a great grievance! I’m more happy than anything this evening. That’s because, last Thursday, the Minister for Social Services, Alan Tudge, tabled the final report on the Ceduna and East Kimberley cashless debit card. Wow, what great results! This is really…

Constituency Statement Steel Industry

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (10:39): Sometimes I’m asked why I’m in parliament and asked: ‘What do you achieve?’ Last Friday was a graphic example of what can be done when people work together, and that is the handover of the Arrium assets to Liberty House-GFG Alliance-and one Sanjeev Gupta, a British citizen. So in Whyalla…

New campaign to encourage parents to ‘Get the facts about Immunisation’

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he welcomes the launch a new ‘Get the Facts about Immunisation’ campaign to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their children vaccinated. “We know parents want evidence based information to support decision making about childhood vaccinations, so we’re making it easier to ‘get the facts’ about immunisation,”…