E-news – Wednesday 17 March 2021

While there has been the odd setback, our steady battle against COVID-19 is paying dividends and we have engineered one of the best responses in the world. Last week’s outstanding news that the Australian economy grew by 3.1% in the December quarter following the 3.4% reported in the September quarter indicates that the economy has almost…

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Road Funding Flows To Grey

New road safety upgrades and improvements will be delivered in Grey thanks to funding from the Australian and South Australian governments. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the timing could not be better for funding to flow for crucial road safety improvements in Grey. “This vital funding is not only providing a much-needed boost…

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Energy

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (16:01): Honestly, I can’t believe this motion. I am really struggling. Energy and emission policies by this government are a spectacular success, and saying it ain’t so does not make it fact. We are completely on target. We beat our Kyoto targets. We’ll beat Kyoto 2. And, despite what the member for…

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JobSeeker Payment

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (19:55): Let me say from the outset, before the member leaves the chamber: I’m sure I’m speaking on behalf of all of us in this place when we wish her all the very best with the rest of her pregnancy and the upcoming birth. All the best with that. What I wanted…

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Youth Allowance

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (12:34): Firstly, let me thank the member for Bowman for bringing this motion forward. I think it’s very important and quite proper that we discuss this issue in this place. I thank the member for Dunkley for her comments as well, but I must take issue with her view that the proposals…

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Rural and Regional Services: Health

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (17:34): I raised an issue in the party room a couple of weeks ago about a doctor distribution problem that we have in Australia. We don’t have a shortage of doctors, we have a doctor distribution problem. This was raised by a good article in The Weekend Australian Magazine here, I think about three weeks…

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