Neuroblastoma

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Opposition Whip) (13:47): Today, on the front page of the Advertiser, we can read the story of young Holly Zerk, a seven-year-old from Balaklava, and her parents Lee-Anne and Travis. Last year, Holly was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer which affects the nervous system, which had already spread to her spine and lymph nodes. She’s…

Diabetes

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Opposition Whip) (13:42): As many would know, I am the co-chair of the ‘parliamentary enemies of diabetes’. I’m joined by my co-chair, the member for Moreton. Today I’m here to inform the House that I’ve just put on a constant glucose monitor—about two hours ago. Thirty minutes ago my blood sugar content was 4.2…

Live Animal Exports

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Opposition Whip) (16:42): Earlier today people from the Keep the Sheep campaign were in Canberra and met with the coalition backbench. I congratulate the 15 or so Western Australians that have come here for the Senate debate on this very, very important subject. There is no doubt, and no doubt in their minds or…

Nature Positive (Environment Protection Australia) Bill 2024, Nature Positive (Environment Information Australia) Bill 2024, Nature Positive (Environment Law Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2024

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Opposition Whip) (19:11): I open these comments by saying I support the amendments put forward by the opposition. I’ve become increasingly concerned that Australian environmental evangelists are intent on shutting down our economy. Australia has one of the world’s highest standards of living, and I think it behoves us to reflect on how we…

Energy Matters of Public Importance

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Opposition Whip) (16:02): In Australia we are told that renewables are the cheapest form of energy—the cheapest form of electricity at least. In South Australia—on the mainland; apart from Tassie Hydro—we lead the nation with 71.5 per cent of our electricity grid delivered from renewables last year. Second is Victoria, with 36.8 per cent.…

Port Augusta Energy Plan

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Opposition Whip) (16:30): Last Wednesday, the former Northern Power Station site at Port Augusta in South Australia was announced as one of the coalition’s planned nuclear reactor sites. I met with the mayor of Port Augusta, Linley Shine, yesterday and went through some of those plans. I was very pleased with at least her…

Live Sheep Export- Private Member’s Motion Ramsey

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Opposition Whip) (11:31): I move: That this House: (1) notes that: (a) Australia’s live sheep export industry employs more than 3,500 people in Western Australia and is worth $85 million in direct payments to producers with an assumed multiplier effect close to $300 million; (b) Australia has developed world-leading animal welfare standards which are…

Education: Rural and Regional Australia

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Opposition Whip) (10:47): Last Friday, I attended the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association annual general meeting in South Australia. Quorn is about 340 kilometres north of Adelaide in my electorate, and I try and attend these meetings most years. They have not a huge crowd but have some people that look after some of the…