Jeff Morgan Gallery

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (16:04): It gives me great pleasure to thank Jeff and Miriam Morgan of Jeff Morgan Gallery in Hawker in the central Flinders Ranges for giving me the honour the last Friday of opening the latest addition to Jeff’s art gallery. The latest addition is a panorama of the Arkaroola waterhole, Nooldoonooldoona,…

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Adani Coalmine

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (13:37): I want to express to the House my appreciation of Adani for their commitment to purchase $74 million work of steel rail from Whyalla Steelworks. I am very concerned at the moment about the vacillation of the Queensland government, who do not seem to know whether they are coming or…

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Education Amendment

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (12:16): This bill-the bill, not the amendment-should be greeted with nothing but acclaim in this parliament; it ticks all the boxes. Sadly, Labor members come in here bleating about non-existent cuts to non-existent funding. The funding that the Labor Party promised under Julia Gillard was virtual funding; it was the funding…

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NEXT STEP TAKEN IN SOLAR THERMAL DEVELOPMENT

 Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has announced the Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), has progressed the development of a solar thermal plant at Port Augusta.  “This announcement is the next step in bringing solar thermal to Port Augusta and confirms the…

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Adjournment Taxation

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (19:45): I must report to the House how pleased I am and how pleased my businesses are with the recent tax cuts that the government has legislated through and that will be flowing through to small and medium businesses from 1 July. We are, of course, immediately cutting the company tax…

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Appropriation Speech

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (16:47): I am very pleased to be speaking on the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2017-18 and related bills and supporting the government’s budget. Just as she leaves the chamber, I refer to some of the things that the member for Jagajaga raised, particularly her indignant response to the view that the…

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HELPING PARENTS PREPARE FOR WORK

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said disadvantaged parents of young children in Port Augusta and Whyalla will soon have access to the training and support they need to become work ready, thanks to the Turnbull Government’s decision to expand the successful ParentsNext program.  “The best form of welfare is a job and we are…

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Ramsey – Schools to Get Record Federal Funding

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has described claims by the Australian Education Union (AEU) that the Federal Government is slashing funding to state schools as an appalling and misleading political campaign.   “All schools in this state will receive significantly increased funding,” he said. “There comes a time when the truth of the union…

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90 Second Statement- Electricity

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (13:53): That was a very sombre speech to follow, and I thank the member for Solomon for those words. I can assure you that all in this House feel the same way. Unfortunately I am not speaking about a subject so harmonious today. I am speaking about electricity in South Australia-what…

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Fair Work Amendment

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (17:18): I rise to speak on the Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill 2017 and the amendment to the bill. Australia is recognised as being generally honest. It is an honest place to grow up in. It was certainly an honest world that I grew up in. I do not think…

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