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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:56): I’m pleased to inform the House that, last Sunday, the Kingston SE RSL Sub-branch celebrated its centenary. Like so many RSL sub-branches around the country, they have supported returned veterans and their families since their establishment. The Kingston RSL was established when 10 returned soldiers met at the local council chambers … Continue reading KINGSTON RSL 100 YEARS

SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:32):  It has been a devastating start to summer. Unprecedented bushfires across the country have once again put in the spotlight the importance and value of volunteer firefighters. Our firefighting volunteers make up such an important part of so many regional communities across the country. South Australia has a long and proud … Continue reading SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum

Fodder Transport Subsidies SA
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:34):  I spoke in this place last week about recent bushfires, and, in that speech, I mentioned how proud I was to represent such a resilient and generous community. Today, continuing on that theme, I specifically want to talk about the donations of hay that are emerging from the Limestone Coast and … Continue reading Fodder Transport Subsidies SA

Australian Bushfires
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:12): It has been an unprecedented beginning to the season. My deepest sympathies go to all those who, devastatingly, have lost homes, property, stock and, tragically, loved ones. In particular, I join with the Prime Minister in offering my sincere condolences to the families of the nine firefighters who have lost their … Continue reading Australian Bushfires

Rural Road Safety Month
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:53):  This month is Rural Road Safety Month. As a passionate member who represents a rural and regional electorate, the chamber may not be surprised to learn that I spend a lot of time on the roads. What it might be surprised to learn is that it equates to 100,000 kilometres a … Continue reading Rural Road Safety Month

Drought Communities Program
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Much of rural and regional Australia has, for some time, been in the grip of drought. Many communities in my electorate have been experiencing rainfall which is far below the average. These are communities whose economies rely on primary production. In short, without rain our regional communities suffer. Our government of course is committed to … Continue reading Drought Communities Program

Donate Life Week - Herd of Hope
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:35):  This week is Donate Life Week. It’s about raising awareness and inspiring Australians to make a real difference to the lives of others by registering and telling their families that they want to be an organ donor. In this Donate Life Week, across Australia, agencies and community stakeholders are holding events … Continue reading Donate Life Week – Herd of Hope

National Forestry Planting Day
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:25):  I rise today to acknowledge one of Australia’s most sustainable and renewable industries: forestry. Our forest industries not only support many regional communities, providing income for tens of thousands of families, but also make an enormously positive environmental contribution. Each year, around 70 million new and renewable trees are planted to … Continue reading National Forestry Planting Day

Understanding Farming
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:51):  I rise to speak about something that’s threatening not only the future of rural and regional Australia and our ability to produce the food and fibre that feeds and clothes the world but also our economic prosperity as a nation. I’m talking about the sustained and coordinated attacks by activists who … Continue reading Understanding Farming