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Tony Pasin understands regional communities.

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Our strong, local voice in Canberra.

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Listening to concerns, finding real solutions.

Archived content for the category: ‘In Parliament’

March 16th, 2016 | In Parliament Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:02): We should not admonish the member for Wakefield too much; he adds some colour to this place, if not intellectual rigor! It is a privilege to follow the member for Riverina. He is a staunch and strong advocate for rural Australia. It was a double pleasure […]

March 3rd, 2016 | In Parliament Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (09:33): I rise today to address the concerns raised by an increasing number of constituents in Barker regarding foreign ownership of agricultural land. These concerns are being expressed to me via my electorate offices or in person as I travel around my electorate establishing mobile offices. I […]

March 2nd, 2016 | In Parliament Latest Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:50): I seek leave to table a petition for consideration by the House. I note the petition was certified at a recent meeting of the Standing Committee on Petitions as being in accordance with the relevant standing orders. The petition calls on the government to include the […]

February 29th, 2016 | In Parliament Latest Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (17:36): Madam Deputy Speaker Price, I should begin by congratulating you on your appointment to the Speaker’s panel. We share the odd conversation in the House of Representatives, and I have been waiting for the day that I get the call from you. I must say it […]

February 24th, 2016 | In Parliament Latest Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (10:53): For those out there listening, the Labor Party support this bill. You would not think it after hearing that from the member for Bendigo. I do not know what it is I have done in a previous life, but it seems I am so often in […]

February 23rd, 2016 | In Parliament Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (20:22): I rise to speak on the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016. It is late, and I am imbued with a sense of collective spirit, but I have to point out to the member for Fraser that, as good as the […]

February 23rd, 2016 | In Parliament Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (18:43): I rise today to support the Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill 2016. Currently in Australia there are systems in place to license the manufacture and supply of cannabis based products. However, there is no mechanism to allow the cultivation of a safe, legal and sustainable local supply […]

February 23rd, 2016 | In Parliament Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:34): I rise today to raise talk about mobile black spots in my electorate of Barker. Good mobile coverage is essential for economic productivity and safety in rural areas. My electorate, about the size of Croatia, is sparsely populated but it is a hub of economic activity. […]

February 9th, 2016 | In Parliament Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:29): In reflecting on the contribution the Minister for Health just made in her capacity representing irrigators, I note that it is great that we are now at a place with respect to the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement where we can agree much more often than we disagree—and […]

February 8th, 2016 | In Parliament Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:36): I rise to speak on the Riverland and Mallee Vocational Awards hosted by the Rotary Club of Berri, which I was delighted to attend last Friday at Berri in my electorate of Barker. These awards are highly regarded locally. They are, in fact, nationally significant, as […]