Tony graduated from Flinders University with degrees in law and economics and worked as a lawyer in Adelaide before returning to Mount Gambier where he operated across the Limestone Coast, in partnership with his wife Fiona, the firm Pasin Lee Lawyers.
As the parents of two children Bella and Aria, Tony and Fiona understand the real challenges faced by families.
Tony has always maintained a strong interest in making a positive contribution to hiscommunity and to that end, served as a Councillor with the City of Mount Gambier between 2003 and 2010.
Being elected to the Federal Parliament for the first time in 2013, Tony prides himself on his ability to deliver real outcomes, having made positive changes that have improved communities across the 65,000 sq km electorate of Barker.
Tony believes strongly in being Barker’s voice in Canberra, not Canberra’s voice in Barker and works hard to ensure that the views of local communities are heard loud and clear in the Federal Parliament.
In June 2022, Tony was appointed to serve as Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and has a strong focus on improving the nation’s road infrastructure to see a safer and more productive road network, particularly in rural and regional Australia.