Appropriations

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (18:01): The previous speaker, the member for Bruce, is in a gloomy mood, I suspect! The Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-20 and cognate bills are about the government getting the finance to meet its commitments, and it is those commitments, particularly in my electorate of Grey, that I want to speak to…

Women in Sport

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:22): They were good remarks from the other side. I thank the member for them. This speech probably should have been given last week because, unfortunately, last week in the netball our Australian Diamonds were defeated by one goal by the Silver Ferns—one miserable goal. Maxwell Smart would say, ‘I missed it…

Australian Space Agency

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:22): I move: That this House: (1) notes that this week 50 years ago the human imagination was captivated by the first man to walk on the moon; (2) recognises the commitment by the Government to space by the establishment of the Australian Space Agency, which will have the goal of tripling…

Seafood Industry

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:22): On the 18th and 19th of this month—only last week—I had our new Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries in Port Lincoln, which is one of the gems of seafood production in Australia. We toured Tony’s Tuna and observed the processing, and then we met with the tuna industry—all of the…

Compulsory Acquisition

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:57): In 2004 the Commonwealth moved a compulsory acquisition order for five family properties outside of Whyalla for the extension of the Cultana training facility. In 2012, eight years later, the federal government finally moved and acquired those properties. Now, seven years after that, four families remain in dispute regarding compensation. Prices…

Tackling Tough Times

Federal member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed additional funding support for communities in his electorate combatting the impacts of drought. The Coalition Government has announced $1.4 million in grants across Australia today by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) under its Tackling Tough Times Together initiative. Mr Ramsey said the Jamestown community…

Fisheries Minister Visits Port Lincoln

Newly appointed Assistant Minister for Fisheries the Hon. Jonathon Duniam will meet with industry representatives in Port Lincoln – the first stop on a national tour aimed at strengthening ties with the industry. Taking a tour of a fish farm and processing facility, the Assistant Minister will meet with representatives from export companies and wild…

Ramsey Welcomes Court Decision

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed the Federal Court decision this morning dismissing a claim that the SA Local Government Act was discriminatory. The Kimba District Council had sought to use the council voting roll of ratepayers and residents to gauge opinion on the siting of a National Radioactive Waste. “Had the claim…

Matters of Public Importance Indigenous Issues

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:07): It gives me great pleasure to stand and speak on this MPI today. Grey is an electorate that has an Indigenous population of around 7.2 per cent. I make the point that all the remote Indigenous communities in South Australia lie within the electorate of Grey, so I’m very familiar with…