FOSTERING INTEGRATION GRANTS TO HELP MIGRANTS SUCCEED
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Member for Barker Tony Pasin says not-for-profit organisations in Barker can now apply for $5 million worth of grants to help migrants better integrate into Australian life. The Commonwealth Government’s Fostering Integration Grant Program will support the delivery of one-off projects and new or expanded initiatives that encourage economic and social participation of new arrivals, … Continue reading FOSTERING INTEGRATION GRANTS TO HELP MIGRANTS SUCCEED

CUTTING RED TAPE TO HELP THE DROUGHT RELIEF EFFORT
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CUTTING RED TAPE TO HELP THE DROUGHT RELIEF EFFORT

Trucks will be able to carry more hay and fodder to drought affected farmers because of action being taken today by the Coalition Government. Longer and higher loads of hay and fodder will now be allowed to travel on state and national-controlled roads. Heavy vehicles up to a maximum height of 4.6 metres and 2.83 … Continue reading CUTTING RED TAPE TO HELP THE DROUGHT RELIEF EFFORT

SCHOOLS’ MAILOUT ARRIVES IN BARKER
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Member for Baker is pleased to announce schools in Barker will soon be receiving their annual educational kits in preparation for Remembrance Day, this year marking the centenary of the First World War Armistice. “Today we know 11 November as Remembrance Day, but its origins started 100 years ago when the Armistice ending the fighting … Continue reading SCHOOLS’ MAILOUT ARRIVES IN BARKER

FORESTRY’S PLAN FOR THE FUTURE TO BENEFIT BARKER
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The South East’s forest and wood products industry stands to benefit from the support of the Australian Government’s new National Forest Industries Plan – Growing a better Australia. Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP, said this plan will help Australia’s renewable timber and wood-fibre industry stay innovative, robust and agile. The $20 million has been … Continue reading FORESTRY’S PLAN FOR THE FUTURE TO BENEFIT BARKER

NOMINATE A MOBILE PHONE BLACK SPOT TODAY
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NOMINATE A MOBILE PHONE BLACK SPOT TODAY

The Coalition Government has re-opened the Mobile Black Spot Program’s Database of reported Black Spot Locations for new nominations from state and local governments, and Federal Members of Parliament. Residents in Barker are strongly encouraged to nominate mobile phone black spot locations in their area to help inform the rollout of the next round of … Continue reading NOMINATE A MOBILE PHONE BLACK SPOT TODAY

$106 MILLION BOOST TO SUPPORT OLDER RESIDENTS IN BARKER WITH BETTER CARE
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The Coalition Government will significantly boost support for older Australians with an injection of $106 million to support better facilities, better care and better standards in aged care. Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said, Australia’s tough new aged care cop – the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission – will receive a further $16 million … Continue reading $106 MILLION BOOST TO SUPPORT OLDER RESIDENTS IN BARKER WITH BETTER CARE

INDONESIA TRADE DEAL TO SUPPORT PRODUCERS IN BARKER
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INDONESIA TRADE DEAL TO SUPPORT PRODUCERS IN BARKER

A landmark trade agreement between Australia and Indonesia will provide local producers with greater market access and opportunities within the region. Member for Barker Tony Pasin said this was another major boost for the local economy. “This agreement will open up new pathways and make Australian businesses more competitive within the Indonesian market and with other trading partners in the region,” Mr Pasin said. “It will … Continue reading INDONESIA TRADE DEAL TO SUPPORT PRODUCERS IN BARKER

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - LEGISLATED FRACKING BAN
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Dear Editor, It is with great delight that I write to commend the State Liberal Government voting to legislate the 10 year ban on fracking. The people of the South East have been heard with the State Government backing Troy Bell’s Bill to legislate for a 10 year ban on fracking, which was of course … Continue reading LETTER TO THE EDITOR – LEGISLATED FRACKING BAN

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - NATIONAL FLAG DAY
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Dear Editor, On Monday this week we celebrated Australian National Flag Day. A day to celebrate with pride the anniversary of the Australian National Flag and all that it represents. Australian National Flag Day celebrates the first time the flag was flown on 3 September 1901 from the main dome of the Royal Exhibition Building in … Continue reading LETTER TO THE EDITOR – NATIONAL FLAG DAY