Closing The Gap

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (17:51): I rise to speak on this 11th statement on closing the gap. My seat of Grey has around seven or eight per cent Indigenous population, and around 40 per cent of those live in remote communities, in many cases where English is not the first language. All of the remote…

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Small Business Fair

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:31): Last Saturday in wonderful Port Lincoln, on a beautiful day, we held a small business fair attended by about 50 local business people and also by Senator Anne Ruston and local member Peter Treloar. Businesses there were generally happy with what the government has been doing, particularly around reductions in…

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HeartKids Funding

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:33): Heart disease affects more than 65,000 people throughout Australia, and I can’t tell you how excited I am, and a number of my constituents are, I must say, with last week’s announcement by the government that $26 million will be put towards treatment of and research on childhood heart disease.…

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Economy MPI

  Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:20): The topic of this matter of public importance is that the economy is not working for everyday Australians, and I’m really struck wondering which set of economic indicators those opposite are looking at. Surely it’s not the government’s imminent return to surplus in the coming budget. Surely it’s not…

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Dog Fence Adjournment Speech

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (19:54): The national dingo fence was established in the 1880s. At 5,624 kilometres long, it is the longest continuous fence in the world. It is essential for the development and protection of livestock industries in the south-east of Australia. Two thousand two hundred kilometres of the fence are located in South…

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