GOVERNMENT STEPS UP BIOSECURITY
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For the first time, an overseas visitor has been refused entry to Australia because of a serious biosecurity breach. Member for Barker Tony Pasin said a 45 year old woman had her visitor’s visa cancelled when she arrived at the Sydney International Airport because she failed to declare about 10kg of food concealed in her … Continue reading GOVERNMENT STEPS UP BIOSECURITY

AGSHOWS GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
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AGSHOWS GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Show societies in Barker are encouraged to apply for Australian Government Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program (AgShows) funding to upgrade, maintain, buy or build new showground infrastructure and attractions. Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said applications were now open for the $20 million AgShows program. “The government is delivering on an election commitment to … Continue reading AGSHOWS GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

GROWERS GAIN ACCESS TO WATER INFRASTRUCTURE REBATE
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GROWERS GAIN ACCESS TO WATER INFRASTRUCTURE REBATE

Growers with permanent plantings can now access the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate. Member for Barker said the rebate will help ensure the viability of valuable trees and vines. “We know how important our tree and vine plantings are to communities in regions like the Barossa and it’s important that we protect these crops during … Continue reading GROWERS GAIN ACCESS TO WATER INFRASTRUCTURE REBATE

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR FESTIVALS AUSTRALIA FUNDING
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Local organisations are invited to apply for funding for arts projects at festivals or a significant community celebration in Barker. Festivals Australia funds high-quality arts projects including parades, performances, workshops and installations that engage audiences in regional and remote Australia. Member for Barker Tony Pasin said festivals and celebrations were an important part of the … Continue reading APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR FESTIVALS AUSTRALIA FUNDING

PASIN MEETS WITH FRUIT GROWERS
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PASIN MEETS WITH FRUIT GROWERS

Member for Barker Tony Pasin has spent the day last Friday touring orchards and speaking with Riverland fruit growers about the industry and potential measures to protect crops. “The cost of water at the moment is really hurting our growers. Water prices are the number one issue on everyone’s agenda. While there are many discussions … Continue reading PASIN MEETS WITH FRUIT GROWERS

IMMEDIATE DROUGHT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE IN COORONG
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Communities in Barker will have greater access to drought assistance, thanks to a Liberal-National Government package worth nearly $100 million. The Coalition Government is responding to the ongoing drought with direct and immediate support to help farming families and communities. Member for Barker Tony Pasin said $33.4 million had been made available through the Drought Community Support Initiative … Continue reading IMMEDIATE DROUGHT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE IN COORONG

PLAN TO GROW GREEN TRIANGLE JOBS
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PLAN TO GROW GREEN TRIANGLE JOBS

The Green Triangle forestry industry of South Australia and Victoria is being boosted by Australian Government backing to drive investment and grow jobs. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator Jonathon Duniam, and Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Green Triangle strategic plan—launched today in Mount Gambier—would protect and grow the Green Triangle’s … Continue reading PLAN TO GROW GREEN TRIANGLE JOBS

PASIN TO CONVENE FRUIT GROWERS MEETING IN RENMARK
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Member for Barker Tony Pasin will visit Riverland’s fruit growers on Friday culminating in a stakeholder meeting to discuss potential measures to protect crops. “Heavy rain, unseasonal frosts, hail, other extreme weather events and of course pests can reduce quality and result in total crop write-off in severe situations. As we’ve seen in recent years, … Continue reading PASIN TO CONVENE FRUIT GROWERS MEETING IN RENMARK

MONARTO ZOO INVESTMENT
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QUOTES ATTRIBUTABLE TO FEDERAL MEMBER FOR BARKER TONY PASIN This is huge win for the Murray Bridge region. Combined with the new $16.8 million visitor centre, this private investment will see Monarto become a must visit destination in the South Australian tourism offer. Not only is this great news for Zoos SA ‘s important conservation … Continue reading MONARTO ZOO INVESTMENT