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

RURAL ROAD SAFETY MONTH
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Mr PASIN (Barker): September is Rural Road Safety Month. Sadly, 2022 has been a terrible year on Australian roads. In fact, last year’s national road toll was exceeded by July this year. Each year, rural and regional road deaths account for almost two-thirds of the national road toll. Unfortunately, this includes constituents of mine in … Continue reading RURAL ROAD SAFETY MONTH

Death Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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House of Representatives Friday 23 September 2022 Death Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ADDRESS Mr PASIN (Barker) (09:56): The people of Barker have honoured the Queen’s life of service with tributes and memories shared throughout the region. I’ve read many of these in local newspapers, and I’ve heard stories on local radio stations as … Continue reading Death Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

GP SHORTAGE IN RURAL AND REGIONAL SA
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Mr PASIN (Barker) Seeing a GP in a rural and regional community has never been simple. There has always been a distribution issue in this country, where GPs are plentiful in metropolitan areas and scarce in the regions.   While the pandemic migration pause has seen this issue become more widespread, there is no doubt … Continue reading GP SHORTAGE IN RURAL AND REGIONAL SA

KINGSTON SE CHILDCARE
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:50): Those of the 46th Parliament would remember that I spoke in this place on numerous occasions about the need to improve access to childcare in our regions. I rise in the 47th Parliament to continue my advocacy in this space. While the Labor government held a talkfest last week about skills … Continue reading KINGSTON SE CHILDCARE

KINGSTON CHILD CARE
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:53): Australian families deserve access to quality child care regardless of where they live. Access to child care is good for families, good for communities and good for local economies. I was thrilled to see in this week’s budget that the government is increasing access to child care for families in regional and … Continue reading KINGSTON CHILD CARE

SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:45): The south-east of South Australia is no stranger to bushfires. We’ve certainly had our fair share. While the memory of Ash Wednesday is still very raw for many in the Limestone Coast community, every fire season firefighters continue to stand ready to defend not only their own properties and their own … Continue reading SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum

Head to Health
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:14): In October last year, I spoke in parliament about the shadow pandemic and the need to increase mental health services in our local communities. I’ve been engaging with local communities about the Head to Health program and my advocacy to see Head to Health satellite centres rolled out following last year’s … Continue reading Head to Health

Sports Funding
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:53): In October last year I was pleased to announce almost $2 million for stage 1 of the Murray Bridge regional sports stadium. After much discussion with the local council and the Murray Bridge Basketball Association this funding announcement was a significant milestone in their plans to create a regional stadium at … Continue reading Sports Funding