Cashless Debit Card

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (11:37): It will come as no great surprise that I disagree with some of the comments from the member for Lingiari. I point out that it was just on four years ago that the then Assistant Minister for Social Services, the member for Aston, and I sat down with a leadership…

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Space Infrastructure Fund

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (18:45): Quite excitingly, the 2019-20 budget provided $19.5 million for the Space Infrastructure Fund, and I want to speak on that today. I welcome the government’s ongoing interest in this area. My electorate has a strong connection with the space industry, through what is now the RAAF Woomera Range Complex, the…

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Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports Bill 2019

  Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (19:24): I speak to the Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports Bill 2019, denying the amendment. The bill builds on success in, if you like, cleaning up the live sheep trade in particular and the live export trade generally. The government has, since 2013, in the wake of the 2011 suspension…

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Dr John Read Environmentalist- The Felixer

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:54): Last Saturday, 7 September was Threatened Species Day, and I’d like to give a shout out for some practical environmentalism. There is no doubt that one of the greatest threats to our native species in Australia are introduced weeds and pests, particularly animals. There is an ecologist and environmental scientist…

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Harry Butler- Aviation

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:19): It gives me great pleasure to rise and speak on this motion put forward by a good South Australian member. As was just pointed out by the member for Sturt, the Smith brothers were of course South Australian. We’re very proud of our aviation history in South Australia. Like the…

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Port Wakefield Overpass

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (10:51): Today the South Australian government has called for expressions of interest to tender for the building of the dual lanes through Port Wakefield and the overpass to the north and the second bridge in Port Augusta. I wish to speak about that today. In March of 2017 the Great Western Bridge,…

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Medical Workforce

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (13:31): It will come as no surprise to people in this place that I have been concerned about the issue of rural doctors for some time, and have been advocating for a long time for postcode-specific Medicare provider numbers. I continue that argument. But I was very pleased last week to have…

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