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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Tunarama 90 sec

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (13:37): Every year for last 57 years, the city of Port Lincoln has staged the Tunarama Festival-originally to mark the departure of the tuna fleet. In more recent times, the industry that spawned the festival has changed into a modern, dynamic industry focused on quality production and marketing; so too the…

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MPI Energy Three Minute Statement

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (15:46): It gives me no pleasure at all to stand here today and proclaim myself as a modern-day Cassandra, but I can say, ‘I told you so.’ I have been saying for quite some time-in fact, for over four years; I have checked my records-what would happen to the South Australian…

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Tarcoola Rail

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (10:46): I rise today to give the House an update on the government’s commitment to invest in the Adelaide-Tarcoola rail project, which falls within my electorate of Grey. As members are probably aware, it was only in April last year that Whyalla’s Arrium steel works went into administration following a very…

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Energy Question to the Prime Minister

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (14:07): My question is to the Prime Minister. Will the Prime Minister update the House on how the government’s energy and childcare policies are backing hardworking Australians and supporting family budgets, including in my electorate of Grey? Mr TURNBULL (Wentworth–Prime Minister) (14:07): I thank the honourable member for his question. I…

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Interactive Gambling Amendment

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (11:59): The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 deals with online gambling and, in particular, international online gambling, which is deemed as illegal. Gambling is a great Australian pastime, and although I am not a big gambler myself, I do not mind a flutter. Normally I need to be at the races;…

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Interactive Gambling Amendment

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (11:59): The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 deals with online gambling and, in particular, international online gambling, which is deemed as illegal. Gambling is a great Australian pastime, and although I am not a big gambler myself, I do not mind a flutter. Normally I need to be at the races;…

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Question to Min Frydenberg Energy

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (15:05): My question is to the Minister for the Environment and Energy. He would be well aware that my electorate of Grey bore the brunt of last September’s power outages in South Australia-Port Lincoln was out for three days; some places for four days-and how the doubling of electricity prices is…

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Taxation and Superannuation Amendment

Mr RAMSEY (Grey–Government Whip) (17:31): I rise to speak on this bill to amend the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953. Largely, changes to these acts are noncontentious. I thank the previous speaker for his support even though I must admit I was a little bemused when he congratulated the member…

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