Australia Day Awards
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (10:21): Every year on 26 January Australians reflect on what it means to be Australian. For me, Australia Day is a reminder of the tremendous freedoms we enjoy and how lucky we are to live in the greatest nation on earth. It’s also a reminder of the true Aussie spirit to work hard, … Continue reading Australia Day Awards

BERRI MEN'S SHED
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:38): In March last year I was pleased to announce $20,000 through our government’s Stronger Communities fund for the Berri Church of Christ to support the establishment of a men’s shed for the local community. On Sunday that men’s shed was officially opened. The Men’s Sheds movement is a great Australian success story … Continue reading BERRI MEN’S SHED

Regional Rural and Remote Communications
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (18:55): I’d like to thank the member for Mayo for bringing this motion to the parliament. I’m sure members in this place know that I don’t often miss an opportunity to raise the salience of this issue, in particular when it comes to mobile phone service reception. A functional mobile phone service … Continue reading Regional Rural and Remote Communications

Sturt Highway and the Dukes Highway
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (10:33): My electorate of Barker spans 64,000 square kilometres and sits between the Adelaide Hills and the eastern states. There are four highways that connect Adelaide to the eastern states and therefore run through Barker: the Sturt Highway, which takes you through the Riverland; the Mallee Highway, which takes you through the … Continue reading Sturt Highway and the Dukes Highway

90 Second Statement - Vaccine Mandate
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:52): I want to use this opportunity to add to a contribution I made last night in the adjournment, where I was indicating that the vaccine rollout had gathered pace: 70 per cent of eligible Australians over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated and South Australia has achieved 80 per cent vaccination … Continue reading 90 Second Statement – Vaccine Mandate

MANDATORY VACCINATION
in In Parliament

The vaccine rollout has gathered pace, and as a nation we are now vaccinating a million people every three days. More than 70 per cent of the eligible population aged over 16 are fully vaccinated, and today South Australia achieved 80 per cent first dose vaccinations. This is a fantastic achievement, and I thank Australians … Continue reading MANDATORY VACCINATION

BIOSECURITY - FRUIT FLY
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (18:58): Mr PASIN (Barker) (18:58): We in this place all know the importance of biosecurity, but this motion in the House acknowledges it again and reinforces some pretty clear facts: 2.5 million containers, 122,000 air and sea vessels, 22 million passengers and 144 million mail items arrive in Australia each year; around … Continue reading BIOSECURITY – FRUIT FLY

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:58): Much of the nation’s focus during the COVID-19 pandemic has been on the development and distribution of vaccines. While the rollout has gained momentum and we’re seeing restrictions lifted, it hasn’t been without consequence. Closed borders, lockdowns and restrictions that have been put in place to protect our physical health have given rise … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Monash Centenary
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (19:45):  During the First World War, state and federal governments coordinated efforts to build farming communities for returned soldiers and their families. The South Australian government responded as early as 1915 with acts of parliament designed both to repatriate and compensate returning servicemen and to develop agriculture in the regions. Settlement schemes … Continue reading Monash Centenary