Support Throughout Covid-19
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (10:41): When we entered this pandemic, we entered it with very clear eyes. The Prime Minister and the leadership team consistently referred to a strategy, and that strategy was about saving lives and preserving livelihoods. As a result, the COVID-19 restrictions we were forced to impose at the beginning of the pandemic … Continue reading Support Throughout Covid-19

Agriculture and Water Resources Committee Report
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (11:08): Whenever I’m in this place talking about the wood fibre industry, I like to start with a statistic, so that colleagues understand the scale and scope of this issue. It’s hard to believe that Australia is a net importer of timber. I’ll say it again: it’s hard to believe, but Australia … Continue reading Agriculture and Water Resources Committee Report

Inaugural National Local Day
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:34): It must be infectious, because I too rise today to raise my voice for the inaugural National Local Day. Today, 23 March, marks one year since what many would describe as the darkest day in history for the Australian hospitality industry. It was on 23 March last year that, for the … Continue reading Inaugural National Local Day

Pamela Lynette Walker OAM
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:26): I rise to offer my condolences on the recent passing of Pamela Lynette Walker OAM. Pamela passed away peacefully on 7 March, aged 79. She was a Limestone Coast icon, awarded the Order of Australia Medal on Australia Day in 2000 for her services to the community. In founding the Southern … Continue reading Pamela Lynette Walker OAM

Barker's Citrus Industry
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (10:09): I rise today to talk about an issue of concern to constituents in my electorate of Barker. It’s trite to say, but I’ll say it nonetheless, that since the pandemic the nature of work and employment has changed in this country. Some industries can no longer support the workers that they … Continue reading Barker’s Citrus Industry

Homelessness and Housing Affordability
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:03): The temptation in this palace of democracy is to think that every issue can be solved from here back out to community, but I think it’s incumbent for us to acknowledge spheres of responsibility, and here is a classic example of where that sphere rests with state governments. Day-to-day housing and … Continue reading Homelessness and Housing Affordability

Keilira Telecommunications Infrastructure
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:49): Keilira is a very small community in the south-east of South Australia in my electorate. It has been visited by bushfires no fewer than three times in the last six years, and it’s a mobile phone black spot. In the wake of the most recent Keilira bushfire, I spoke about the … Continue reading Keilira Telecommunications Infrastructure

The National Broadband Network
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (15:51): My favourite part of last week was when the Minister for Home Affairs looked across the dispatch box, eyed the Leader of the Opposition, and said, at the end of a question, ‘You’re in your dying days, brother.’ I loved it, because it spoke volumes about the pressure that the Leader … Continue reading The National Broadband Network

Governor of South Australia Visiting Barker
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:37): Today I rise to thank the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Hon. Hieu Van Le, and Mrs Lan Le for their visit on the weekend to the communities of Naracoorte and Lucindale in my electorate. I’ve spoken in this place a number of times regarding the recent Blackford-Avenue Range … Continue reading Governor of South Australia Visiting Barker