COVID-19: Domestic Travel

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:00): I was very pleased with the news late yesterday afternoon that the state government in South Australia has now set an open-up day of 23 November, when we are expected to reach the target of 80 per cent fully vaccinated, for those over the age of 16. We’re currently at 63.1…

Constituency Statement Vaccines

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:44): As of yesterday afternoon, there have been over two million vaccine shots administered in South Australia. That represents 79 per cent first dose and 62.3 per cent second dose. While this is a significant mark, we are obviously lagging behind primarily New South Wales, ACT and Victoria. To those who choose…

Cashless Debit Card Bill 2021

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:34): Labor’s actions yesterday in this chamber, in moving a bill for the abolition of the cashless debit card, had a broader and more sinister purpose—to establish a platform based on a lie to take to the next election. That the government will put aged pensioners on the cashless debit card is…

Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme (Facilitation) Bill 2021, Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (18:50): Mr Deputy Speaker, we do both have the same haircut, it’s true! I rise to speak on the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Schemes (Facilitation) Bill 2021 and the related bills. I’ve been here since 2007—not as long as the member Lingiari, and as one of the crop of 2007—I was here…

Bio-Security

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (19:18): In reflection on the member’s very good speech, ‘Don’t come the raw prawn with me,’ I was thinking! I’ve been married for over 40 years and I’ve farmed for 35 years. My wife and I had been married for, I suppose, five or seven years when some new virus got into…

Adjournment Whyalla

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:10): It would come as no surprise to anyone in this place that there’s been a lot of focus on GFG Alliance, Mr Sanjeev Gupta and the collapse of Greensill and the effect it had on his global empire. Citibank, here in Australia, had lodged an application to wind up the operations…

Building Better Regions Round 5

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:16): It will come as no surprise to the members of this place that Grey covers 92.4 per cent of the area of South Australia and is filled with vibrant communities. The BBRF program represents the regional areas of Australia. We have been great beneficiaries of it over a long period of…

Grey Electorate: Community Events

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:08): It’s been a difficult time for community organisations in Grey as they make decisions about whether or not to progress with their community events, given the vagaries of COVID lockdowns and restrictions. So I was very pleased indeed when it was decided that the Yorke Peninsula Field Days, a biennial event,…