Barossa Valley
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (18:40):  As this, the 45th Parliament, draws to an end, I thought I’d take this opportunity to update the House and, in particular, my constituency on some of the projects I am seeking to deliver. The Barossa Village is a not-for-profit community owned organisation which provides aged-care services to those within the … Continue reading Barossa Valley

Australian Banking System
in In Parliament

There are brave individuals in the other place; Senator Williams, in particular, is the first person I saw call on this. At the time I thought we had a well-regulated banking sector, which had coasted us through the global financial crisis, and I was using that as evidence of how resilient the Australian banking system … Continue reading Australian Banking System

Protection for Whistleblowers
in In Parliament

We’re committed to ensuring that public officials who make public interest disclosures are supported and protected from adverse consequences, and ensuring that public interest disclosures by public officials are properly investigated and dealt with—and that they are reported in the first place. This is about ensuring that whistleblowers are provided with the requisite level of … Continue reading Protection for Whistleblowers

Taxation Whistleblowers
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (18:14):  I couldn’t begin without reflecting briefly on the contribution from the member for Moreton. Although he’s leaving the chamber, I wish he wouldn’t. He stands there and accuses this government of having done nothing in relation to the behaviour and the cultural attitudes of the big banks in Australia over the … Continue reading Taxation Whistleblowers

Nangwarry Football Club
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:56):  Nangwarry is small town of around 500 people in the south-east of South Australia, and what it lacks for in size it makes up for in community spirit. The Nangwarry Saints football club was once a powerhouse of the Mid South Eastern Football League, winning four flags between 1993 and 1999. … Continue reading Nangwarry Football Club

Weaker Border Protection Laws
in In Parliament

We are now in a situation where we have weakened those borders. I expect there are people smugglers in Indonesia and other places right now celebrating that decision. They would be celebrating that decision and be emboldened to action. I say to this place and the people of Australia: we now have weaker border protection … Continue reading Weaker Border Protection Laws

Centre Alliance - Ban on Cotton
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:35):  Earlier this month, the Centre Alliance political party—for those who don’t know they are the remnants of the former Nick Xenophon party, a party which, by the way, Nick Xenophon is no longer a member of, which is a shame because he is that party—announced what could only be regarded as … Continue reading Centre Alliance – Ban on Cotton

Firefighting Volunteers from South Australia
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:56):  The bushfires in Queensland are a timely reminder to stay vigilant as summer begins. I want to give a shout out to the hundreds of firefighting volunteers from South Australia who joined efforts in Queensland in the last couple of weeks. It’s in the true Aussie spirit, the spirit of volunteers, … Continue reading Firefighting Volunteers from South Australia

Mobile Black Spot Program
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (10:21):  I spend a lot of time listening to my constituents, and some topics come up time and time again. One of those topics, maybe even the No. 1 issue, raised with me is mobile telecommunications or, more to the point, the lack thereof. Our Mobile Black Spot Program has delivered a … Continue reading Mobile Black Spot Program