Farm Household Support Amendment

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (18:31): I rise to speak on the Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No.1) 2020. This is the latest set in a group of modifications that the government has made in recent times to farm household assistance. While I fully accept that some parts of Australia have had good rain—in…

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Roads to Recovery

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:53): I rise to speak on the motion by the member for O’Connor, which recognises that $6.2 billion was committed to and is being spent on the Roads to Recovery program through the current funding cycle. There are 27 councils in the electorate of Grey, and then there are a number…

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Coronavirus

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (12:23): I rise today to speak on the coronavirus and the effects that it is having directly on my electorate in these early stages. It was reported this morning that there are now 44,754 cases worldwide, in 27 countries, and reported deaths are 1,112. These figures are certainly concerning, but there…

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Australia Day Award Winners

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:41): I’d like to pay tribute to those in the electorate of Grey who were recognised for service to community through the Australia Day Awards. Glenise Coulthard AM from Port Augusta is an Aboriginal woman who has worked all her life in the health sector in Port Augusta, delivering for her…

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Bushfire Condolences

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (17:43): I rise to speak on the bushfires condolence motion today. It has been a challenging time particularly for much of eastern Australia, but right across Australia now as Western Australia is struggling with fires. It’s unsurprising that we’ve had some fires in my electorate of Grey, since it covers over…

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$25 MILLION TO SUPPORT CAPE HARDY PORT PRECINCT

  The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government will provide $25 million to support the Cape Hardy Port Precinct in South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the investment would support a multi-commodity deep-water port at Cape Hardy. “This proposal will bring together agriculture, mining, green…

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Schoool Visit Program

I think a trip to Canberra would be good for all Australians. It’s no great secret that sometimes they wonder what we do in this place—and perhaps this morning I’ve even wondered that myself—but all those people who do visit Canberra come away from a visit to Parliament House with a better idea of what…

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International Day of People with Disability

Today is International Day of People with Disability, a United Nations sanctioned day which aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, while also celebrating their achievements and contributions. It’s also a significant day for the National Disability Insurance Agency as it continues to deliver the world-leading NDIS, a scheme providing Australians…

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Yorke Peninsula Fires

It certainly has been a vigorous start to the fire season in Australia, and, while in South Australia we haven’t suffered fires of the colossal size of those in the eastern states, we’ve certainly had our own touches. It started back on 11 November in Port Lincoln—sadly, in an area that has seen a number…

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