Rural Road Safety Month
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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
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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

Donate Life Week - Herd of Hope
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:35):  This week is Donate Life Week. It’s about raising awareness and inspiring Australians to make a real difference to the lives of others by registering and telling their families that they want to be an organ donor. In this Donate Life Week, across Australia, agencies and community stakeholders are holding events … Continue reading Donate Life Week – Herd of Hope

National Forestry Planting Day
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:25):  I rise today to acknowledge one of Australia’s most sustainable and renewable industries: forestry. Our forest industries not only support many regional communities, providing income for tens of thousands of families, but also make an enormously positive environmental contribution. Each year, around 70 million new and renewable trees are planted to … Continue reading National Forestry Planting Day

Understanding Farming
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:51):  I rise to speak about something that’s threatening not only the future of rural and regional Australia and our ability to produce the food and fibre that feeds and clothes the world but also our economic prosperity as a nation. I’m talking about the sustained and coordinated attacks by activists who … Continue reading Understanding Farming

Investment in Forestry
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Forestry is an industry with enormous potential to meet domestic and global demand. It is an industry that will continue to provide the economic backbone of many communities Australia-wide, including that in the green triangle. I welcome this investment in our region. I look forward to seeing the upgrade completed. Not only is it contributing … Continue reading Investment in Forestry

Forestry - Timberlink
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:59):  Forestry is an important and sometimes underappreciated contributor to our national economy. Locally, in forest regions like that of my home town in the Green Triangle, there’s an innate sense of how important the forest industry is, which is why I was thrilled to hear that Timberlink is investing in the … Continue reading Forestry – Timberlink

Kimberley-Clark
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It could cost as much as $35 billion to buy international credits. That’s money leaving Australia, going to overseas countries and funding their schools, their hospitals—the kinds of services that, quite frankly, Australians deserve and need. My challenge is to the member for Port Adelaide. I want to know what he’s got against the workers … Continue reading Kimberley-Clark

Climate Obligations
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (15:57):  I think I’ve heard it all now. The member for Bass, if I heard him correctly, said Tasmania will decarbonise the world. Message to the member for Bass: Australia produces roughly 1.2 per cent of global emissions. If we were to reduce that to zero, per se, China on a per … Continue reading Climate Obligations