RAIL TRAIL OFFICIALLY OPENS IN THE COONAWARRA
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RAIL TRAIL OFFICIALLY OPENS IN THE COONAWARRA

Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has officially opened the Coonawarra Rail Trail with Wattle Range Mayor Des Noll.   The project has seen 18.7 km of sealed walking and cycling trails from Riddoch Street in Penola through the Coonawarra to Glenroy-Bool Lagoon Road in Glenroy.   Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the $2 … Continue reading RAIL TRAIL OFFICIALLY OPENS IN THE COONAWARRA

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - REMEMBERANCE DAY
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Dear Editor,   At 11am this Friday the Nation will pause and observe Remembrance Day.   Originally known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day commemorates the moment the guns of the Western Front fell silent on 11 November 1918 at 11am.   World War One came at great cost to our Nation.  Of the 416,000 who … Continue reading LETTER TO THE EDITOR – REMEMBERANCE DAY

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Cheaper Child Care) Bill 2022
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Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Cheaper Child Care) Bill 2022

House of Representatives HANSARD Wednesday 26 October 2022   Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Cheaper Child Care) Bill 2022   Mr PASIN (Barker): The reality is that our party and the coalition support more affordable child care, but we also support more accessible child care.   I will leave for others commentary about what this $4.5 billion … Continue reading Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Cheaper Child Care) Bill 2022

LABOR FAILS ECONOMIC TEST FOR BARKER
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LABOR FAILS ECONOMIC TEST FOR BARKER

Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP says after inheriting a budget in strong economic position from the Coalition, Labor’s first Federal Budget has been the first test of economic management and Labor has failed. Mr Pasin said Labor has broken election promises and done nothing to ease cost of living or inflation. “Before the election, … Continue reading LABOR FAILS ECONOMIC TEST FOR BARKER

LABOR ABANDONS REGIONS BY SCRAPPING THE BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND
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In a huge blow to regional organisations across Barker, Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Catherine King MP, has announced the Labor Government will scrap Round 6 of the Building Better Regions Fund. Mr Pasin said, the Minister’s announcement leaves applicants awaiting the outcome of Round 6 of the program disappointed to say the least. “Hundreds of … Continue reading LABOR ABANDONS REGIONS BY SCRAPPING THE BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND

PASIN’S ADVOCACY SECURES $5 MILLION FOR MARRABEL ROAD
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PASIN’S ADVOCACY SECURES $5 MILLION FOR MARRABEL ROAD

Member for Barker Tony Pasin has welcomed a $5 million funding injection into Marrabel Road thanks to the former Coalition Government’s $650 million investment into the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity (HVSP) Program. The program funds infrastructure projects that improve the productivity and increase safety outcomes for heavy vehicle operators across Australia. The former Coalition … Continue reading PASIN’S ADVOCACY SECURES $5 MILLION FOR MARRABEL ROAD

Letter to the Editor - RIVERLAND FOODBANK
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Dear Editor,   Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Foodbank facility in Berri and seeing the RAA Foodbank Mobile Food Hub.   For readers who may not know, Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation, providing food relief to more than a million people each month.   In the Riverland, Foodbank operates … Continue reading Letter to the Editor – RIVERLAND FOODBANK

PASIN URGES LABOR NOT TO CUT FUNDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE
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PASIN URGES LABOR NOT TO CUT FUNDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP says funding for priority road and infrastructure is in doubt as Labor’s first Budget looms.   The Coalition’s 10-year $120 billion infrastructure investment pipeline included an additional $17.9 billion to priority road projects.   Mr Pasin said there are grave concerns that many vital infrastructure projects that would support … Continue reading PASIN URGES LABOR NOT TO CUT FUNDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

PASIN’S CALLS FOR WINE MEETING GO UNANSWERED
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Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP says he’s dismayed at the lack of attention being given to the wine industry by the State and Federal Labor Governments.   Mr Pasin who has met with grape growers and processors across the Riverland in recent months, wrote to Federal Ministers Murray Watt and Don Farrell together with … Continue reading PASIN’S CALLS FOR WINE MEETING GO UNANSWERED