18C Human Rights

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (16:30): There has been much debate regarding the Racial Discrimination Act in Australia, particularly section 18C, and we have all become increasingly familiar with 18C, which creates an offence of saying anything which is reasonably likely to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or a group of people because of…

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Higher Education

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (10:49): It is a pleasure to rise on this motion from the member for Sydney on higher education. It is interesting to listen to the member for Richmond speaking about Labor’s vision for higher education and education generally. Labor’s record in office is an absolutely classic example of the Labor Party…

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Nonning Outback Ball

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (19:45): On the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Nonning Outback Ball, staged by the Gawler Ranges Progress Association. The Gawler Ranges are a stunning range featuring spectacular granite outcrops, permanent waterholes, sometimes with waterfalls, and beautiful arid grazing plains stretching from Iron Knob to Wirrulla-a distance of about…

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National Stronger Regions Fund

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (12:43): Madam Deputy Speaker Vamvakinou, I commend my good friend the member for Forrest on this motion and I am sure we will have your indulgence in speaking more about South Australia than perhaps Western Australia. The National Stronger Regions Fund was launched in 2014, and over a billion dollars over…

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Matthew Flinders and Trim’s Statue Port Lincoln

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (13:43): A new statue of Matthew Flinders has been unveiled in Port Lincoln. Flinders took three journeys to the Southern Ocean between 1791 and 1810 from his native England. He was only 28 when he completed the circumnavigation of Australia and was the first to have used the word ‘Australia’ to…

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February 22 Ovarian Cancer Day

Fifteen hundred Australian women are likely to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. The survival rate is less than half. It is these tough statistics that has seen a commitment by the Coalition Government to improve not just awareness, but treatment outcomes and drug availability. Teal Ribbon Day is an opportunity to remind ourselves…

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National Disability Insurance Scheme

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (16:49): I rise to speak on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Savings Fund Special Account Bill 2016. This bill legislates for the establishment of a savings fund to allow the government of the day to properly manage what will be the biggest effort ever attempted to provide the kind of living…

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