Investing in Child Care
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:06):  First I’ll go through the facts and then we’ll have a bit of fun. Our government is investing a record amount in child care—$9.2 billion. That figure is rising to 10.7 billion—fact! We’re supporting a million families—fact! We supported child care through the COVID pandemic to the tune of $900 million—fact! … Continue reading Investing in Child Care

Congratulations to Year 12 Student in Barker
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:56):  I rise today to congratulate year 12 students in Barker on the completion of their secondary education. For them their graduation represents the closure of one chapter of their lives and the beginning of a new and exciting one as they move towards adult life. I encourage all graduates to grasp … Continue reading Congratulations to Year 12 Student in Barker

Health Rating for Fresh Fruit Juice
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:55):  I rise tonight to defend the interests of citrus producers in my electorate of Barker. The Riverland is the food bowl of South Australia and is, I’d argue, Australia’s premiere citrus district. The region will of course be important if we are to make true on Australia’s goal of $100 billion … Continue reading Health Rating for Fresh Fruit Juice

Relationship between Australia and the Philippines
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (18:33):  I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the member for Fremantle for bringing this motion to this place, which amongst other things affirms the longstanding, important and respectful relationship between Australia and the Philippines. I want to join my voice to others in this place in reflecting on the importance … Continue reading Relationship between Australia and the Philippines

Agricultural Shows & Fields Days Grants
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:13):  Every year I attend most agricultural shows and field days in my electorate. These events bring families and farmers together, build community spirit and help bridge the divide between country and city. Unfortunately, almost all of them were cancelled this year on account of COVID-19. That’s why our government has invested … Continue reading Agricultural Shows & Fields Days Grants

Australia's Proud History as a Trading Nation
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (10:09): Australia has a proud history as a trading nation. Whether it be primary production, mining or manufactured items, we’ve always punched above our weight, contributing to the high standard of living Australians enjoy. Free trade allows each nation to play to their strengths and specialise according to their competitive advantages. Basic … Continue reading Australia’s Proud History as a Trading Nation

Go Local First
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:47):  This year has not been without its challenges for everyone in the community. Many have lost their jobs and some their livelihoods, while others have been separated from loved ones. In the face of these challenges, I’m incredibly proud of how our community has come together to support one another. That’s … Continue reading Go Local First

Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (12:33):  I rise to speak on the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020. For some context, I should say that I was lucky enough to grow up in a household with incredibly loving parents—parents who would go without even the basic things just so that I could have … Continue reading Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020

NAMING OF ALEXANDER HILL AVE
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:43):  I rise today to congratulate the two-time rowing world champion and Olympic silver medallist Alexander Hill on being recognised by the District Council of Loxton Waikerie. On Monday, Alexander was present when the Mayor of Loxton Waikerie, in Alexander’s honour, announced the name of a new street, Alexander Hill Drive. Some … Continue reading NAMING OF ALEXANDER HILL AVE