Constituency Statement Regional Airport Funding

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:25): I’m very pleased to discuss the fact that the Grey electorate received seven separate grants under the recent Regional Airports Program. Two of them, Orroroo and Quorn, are for fencing and lighting. The fencing is to keep vermin off the strips. Down at Jamestown, we have an installation going in…

PMB Diabetes

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:42): I move: That this House: (1) notes that there are: (a) 1.3 million Australians with diabetes registered on the National Diabetes Services Scheme, with over 280 new people diagnosed and registered each day and an estimated 500,000 Australians with type 2 diabetes which remain undiagnosed; and (b) an estimated 2…

National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:57): Let me say from the outset that I am both surprised and disappointed at the member for Macarthur’s comments, and particularly the shadow minister’s comments, on this bill, the National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020. The members are either seeking to deliberately…

MPI Pensions and Benefits

  Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (15:58): I think there’s a bit of a point being missed here by those on the other side. Most of the rules, laws and regulations that sit within our modern society are built on the foundations of those that have gone before. We had the shadow Attorney-General in here speaking…

PMB General Motors

  Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:39): I move: That this House: (1) recognises the long-term business investment General Motors has made in Australia over 72 years and the impact its decision to withdraw from the Australian market will have on more than 200 Holden dealerships across Australia; (2) asks that as General Motors terminates Holden…

ABC funding

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (17:22): It gives me pleasure to rise on this motion by the member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie. I think the motion is structured in two parts in so much the first half deals with congratulations to the ABC for the fine work they have done over the summer, and the second…

Land Acquisition Act

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:34): I’ve spoken in this place many times about the injustice that sits within the Commonwealth Lands Acquisition Act and the compulsory acquisition orders that go with that. I’ve had a number of purchases on my patch that have come about as a requirement of Defence wanting to expand operations. I…

Regional Airport Security Upgrades

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:35): As at 1 January, regional airports throughout Australia are required to have full passenger screening scanners in airports that operate aircraft with a seating capacity in excess of 40 and with more than 30,000 passenger movements a year. I support these measures, it must be said. The government doesn’t make…