Safer Riddoch Highway on the way near Mount Gambier
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Safer Riddoch Highway on the way near Mount Gambier

• Work starts on safety improvements for Kilsby Road junctions in Mount Gambier • Nearby Riddoch Highway-Wandilo Forest Road intersection upgrade also starts this month • Both projects are jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian governments Construction has kicked off this month on two safety projects in South Australia’s Mount Gambier region, funded … Continue reading Safer Riddoch Highway on the way near Mount Gambier

Labor's Tax Refund Theft
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Labor's Tax Refund Theft

“The Labor Party is planning to rip money from the pockets of pensioners, retirees and low-income earners to pay for its budget black hole,” Member for Barker Tony Pasin said. Labor has announced they will abolish tax refunds for share dividends if elected.  This means that those that receive the pension, on a low-income or … Continue reading Labor’s Tax Refund Theft

Protecting forests in Barker from exotic pests
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Protecting forests in Barker from exotic pests

  Coalition Government delivering investment of $896,500 for a National Forest Biosecurity Surveillance Strategy 2018–2023 announced on International Day of Forests Strategy will increase monitoring of exotic forest pests, including Xylella fastidiosa Better surveillance and early detection will help safeguard industry and minimise response costs   Forests across the Green Triangle will get more protection, … Continue reading Protecting forests in Barker from exotic pests

Grants supporting ex-service organisations now open for applications
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Applications are now open for the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants and Grants-in-Aid for ex-service organisations announced by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester today. Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP, encouraged all ex-service organisations in Barker to take advantage of the opportunity to seek funding for current and ex-service men and … Continue reading Grants supporting ex-service organisations now open for applications

Celebrating 2018 NAIDOC Week in Barker
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Coalition Government investing $1.4 million for local communities to celebrate 2018 NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week celebrations will run from 8 – 15 July 2018, guided by the theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Grant applications open until 3 April 2018.  Communities across the country will be supported … Continue reading Celebrating 2018 NAIDOC Week in Barker

Redeemer Lutheran School visits Parliament House in Canberra
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Redeemer Lutheran School visits Parliament House in Canberra

Students and Teachers from Redeemer Lutheran School visited Canberra earlier in the month including a visit to the Australian Federal Parliament. A total of 56 Year 7 Students travelled to Canberra where they spent a week exploring our nation’s capital. Although Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, was unable to welcome these students to Parliament House … Continue reading Redeemer Lutheran School visits Parliament House in Canberra

Supporting unpaid carers in Barker
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Supporting unpaid carers in Barker Member for Barker Tony Pasin said unpaid carers in Barker would benefit from $85.6 million in additional funding for support services. Mr Pasin said the new support services were in recognition of the important contribution unpaid carers were providing to their families, the Barker community, and the nation. “The Coalition … Continue reading Supporting unpaid carers in Barker

Barker encouraged to 'Think Big' - Regional Growth Fund is Now Open
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The Coalition Government’s highly anticipated Regional Growth Fund is officially open for applications and the Member for Barker Tony Pasin is calling for big ideas from the community that could help shape the future of the region. Mr Pasin said the $272 million Regional Growth Fund would support major projects in regional, rural and remote … Continue reading Barker encouraged to ‘Think Big’ – Regional Growth Fund is Now Open

Barker residents urged to have say on Aged Care Staffing
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Member for Barker Tony Pasin is urging interested local residents to have their say on the staffing of Aged Care homes in the Barker region and across the nation, by participating in an online survey or by contributing in writing to the current national review of the Aged Care workforce. “Everyone understands how important appropriately … Continue reading Barker residents urged to have say on Aged Care Staffing