Nonning Outback Ball

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (19:45): On the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Nonning Outback Ball, staged by the Gawler Ranges Progress Association. The Gawler Ranges are a stunning range featuring spectacular granite outcrops, permanent waterholes, sometimes with waterfalls, and beautiful arid grazing plains stretching from Iron Knob to Wirrulla-a distance of about…

Higher Education

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (10:49): It is a pleasure to rise on this motion from the member for Sydney on higher education. It is interesting to listen to the member for Richmond speaking about Labor’s vision for higher education and education generally. Labor’s record in office is an absolutely classic example of the Labor Party…

February 22 Ovarian Cancer Day

Fifteen hundred Australian women are likely to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. The survival rate is less than half. It is these tough statistics that has seen a commitment by the Coalition Government to improve not just awareness, but treatment outcomes and drug availability. Teal Ribbon Day is an opportunity to remind ourselves…

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (16:49): I rise to speak on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Savings Fund Special Account Bill 2016. This bill legislates for the establishment of a savings fund to allow the government of the day to properly manage what will be the biggest effort ever attempted to provide the kind of living…

Tarcoola Rail

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (10:46): I rise today to give the House an update on the government’s commitment to invest in the Adelaide-Tarcoola rail project, which falls within my electorate of Grey. As members are probably aware, it was only in April last year that Whyalla’s Arrium steel works went into administration following a very…

MPI Energy Three Minute Statement

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (15:46): It gives me no pleasure at all to stand here today and proclaim myself as a modern-day Cassandra, but I can say, ‘I told you so.’ I have been saying for quite some time-in fact, for over four years; I have checked my records-what would happen to the South Australian…

Tunarama 90 sec

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (13:37): Every year for last 57 years, the city of Port Lincoln has staged the Tunarama Festival-originally to mark the departure of the tuna fleet. In more recent times, the industry that spawned the festival has changed into a modern, dynamic industry focused on quality production and marketing; so too the…