MALE BAG FOUNDATION
in In Parliament, Speeches

Mr Pasin (Barker) (16:46): The Male Bag Foundation raises funds to purchase equipment for public rural and regional hospitals to improve prostate cancer diagnoses and treatment.  The Male Bag Foundation was established in July 2011 when a couple of men looking for an adventure decided it’d be a good idea to ride from Perth to … Continue reading MALE BAG FOUNDATION

LABOR’S EMISSIONS TARGET – IMPACT ON AUSSIE FARMERS
in In Parliament, Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (10:33):  I rise to address the Labor Party’s recently announced policy of net zero emissions by 2050. Let’s be clear: that’s a policy that would cripple the Australian agriculture industry. Opposition members:  Is this a constituency statement? Mr PASIN:  I’ll take the interjection. The members opposite say, ‘Is this a constituency statement?’ … Continue reading LABOR’S EMISSIONS TARGET – IMPACT ON AUSSIE FARMERS

MEGAN MCLOUGHLIN- HERD OF HOPE
in In Parliament, Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:35): The Herd of Hope is an Australian charity which focuses on supporting organ recipients and donor families in regional and rural Australia. The organisation was founded in 2017 by organ recipient Megan McLoughlin, who I’m very proud to say is a resident of the Barossa, in my electorate of Barker. Since … Continue reading MEGAN MCLOUGHLIN- HERD OF HOPE

KINGSTON RSL 100 YEARS
in In Parliament, Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:56): I’m pleased to inform the House that, last Sunday, the Kingston SE RSL Sub-branch celebrated its centenary. Like so many RSL sub-branches around the country, they have supported returned veterans and their families since their establishment. The Kingston RSL was established when 10 returned soldiers met at the local council chambers … Continue reading KINGSTON RSL 100 YEARS

SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:32):  It has been a devastating start to summer. Unprecedented bushfires across the country have once again put in the spotlight the importance and value of volunteer firefighters. Our firefighting volunteers make up such an important part of so many regional communities across the country. South Australia has a long and proud … Continue reading SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum

Fodder Transport Subsidies SA
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:34):  I spoke in this place last week about recent bushfires, and, in that speech, I mentioned how proud I was to represent such a resilient and generous community. Today, continuing on that theme, I specifically want to talk about the donations of hay that are emerging from the Limestone Coast and … Continue reading Fodder Transport Subsidies SA

Australian Bushfires
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:12): It has been an unprecedented beginning to the season. My deepest sympathies go to all those who, devastatingly, have lost homes, property, stock and, tragically, loved ones. In particular, I join with the Prime Minister in offering my sincere condolences to the families of the nine firefighters who have lost their … Continue reading Australian Bushfires

Rural Road Safety Month
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:53):  This month is Rural Road Safety Month. As a passionate member who represents a rural and regional electorate, the chamber may not be surprised to learn that I spend a lot of time on the roads. What it might be surprised to learn is that it equates to 100,000 kilometres a … Continue reading Rural Road Safety Month

Drought Communities Program
in In Parliament

Much of rural and regional Australia has, for some time, been in the grip of drought. Many communities in my electorate have been experiencing rainfall which is far below the average. These are communities whose economies rely on primary production. In short, without rain our regional communities suffer. Our government of course is committed to … Continue reading Drought Communities Program