VALE COLIN GRAMP AM
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:29): Today I rise to offer my condolences and acknowledge the extraordinary life of Colin Gramp AM, who passed away in his beloved Barossa Valley aged 98. Known for his contribution to the wine industry, Colin was a community leader who worked tirelessly to grow the reputation of that iconic Barossa. He … Continue reading VALE COLIN GRAMP AM

STATE AND TERRITORY BORDER CLOSURES
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:56): To say it’s a challenging time to be living in a cross-border community is an understatement. As members would be aware, the electorate of Barker, which I represent, stretches the length of the South Australian and Victorian border. The number of calls and emails to my offices in Mount Gambier and Murray … Continue reading STATE AND TERRITORY BORDER CLOSURES

Queen's Birthday Honours
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:56):  In Barker we’re blessed to have a large number of volunteers and residents who do an exceptional amount for the community. This year, more than ever, we have so much to be thankful for from them as we deal with the aftermath of bushfires, drought and, obviously, the global pandemic. On … Continue reading Queen’s Birthday Honours

Reasons to come to SA
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:58):  This week, the Premier of Victoria said: I don’t want to be offensive to South Australians, but why would you want to go there? Premier: I get it. You’ve had a bad week! You’ve had a really bad week! Premier, you’ve been burnt courtesy of some particularly bad behaviour from your … Continue reading Reasons to come to SA

Australian Made Campaign
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:34):  I’m speaking tonight in support of the Australian Made Campaign. I’m here to encourage all Australians to join the Aussie Made Club. In recent weeks, my office—like those of others, I’m sure—has been inundated with enquiries about how constituents can support Australian domestic manufacturing. It might be one of the silver … Continue reading Australian Made Campaign

Men's Health Week
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:17):  Deputy Speaker Gillespie, I know you know that this week is Men’s Health Week. Unfortunately, the health status of men in most countries, including Australia, is generally poorer than that of women. More men die at early stages of life, more men have accidents, more men take their own lives and … Continue reading Men’s Health Week

MALE BAG FOUNDATION
in In Parliament, Speeches

Mr Pasin (Barker) (16:46): The Male Bag Foundation raises funds to purchase equipment for public rural and regional hospitals to improve prostate cancer diagnoses and treatment.  The Male Bag Foundation was established in July 2011 when a couple of men looking for an adventure decided it’d be a good idea to ride from Perth to … Continue reading MALE BAG FOUNDATION

LABOR’S EMISSIONS TARGET – IMPACT ON AUSSIE FARMERS
in In Parliament, Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (10:33):  I rise to address the Labor Party’s recently announced policy of net zero emissions by 2050. Let’s be clear: that’s a policy that would cripple the Australian agriculture industry. Opposition members:  Is this a constituency statement? Mr PASIN:  I’ll take the interjection. The members opposite say, ‘Is this a constituency statement?’ … Continue reading LABOR’S EMISSIONS TARGET – IMPACT ON AUSSIE FARMERS

MEGAN MCLOUGHLIN- HERD OF HOPE
in In Parliament, Speeches

Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:35): The Herd of Hope is an Australian charity which focuses on supporting organ recipients and donor families in regional and rural Australia. The organisation was founded in 2017 by organ recipient Megan McLoughlin, who I’m very proud to say is a resident of the Barossa, in my electorate of Barker. Since … Continue reading MEGAN MCLOUGHLIN- HERD OF HOPE