Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 3) Bill 2021
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (17:35):  I am pleased to be given an opportunity to make a contribution on this TLAB, the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 3) Bill 2021, because it will give me the opportunity to speak about something that I am passionate about and have been advocating for for some time in the … Continue reading Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 3) Bill 2021

Budget Wins For Barker
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (10:09): On Tuesday evening, the Treasurer detailed our government’s plan to create jobs and guarantee the essential services that will build the stronger and more resilient Australia of tomorrow. This budget delivers a critical lifeline to the Australian economy, which is dealing with the economic consequences of a one-in-100-year pandemic. In doing … Continue reading Budget Wins For Barker

Regional Australia
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (17:21): The member for Eden-Monaro has come to this place and encouraged people to visit her electorate, presumably members of the government or otherwise, to listen to her community. With respect, she ought to check her diary for Friday. If she did, she would realise that the House Select Committee on Regional … Continue reading Regional Australia

Mutual Recognition Amendment Bill 2021
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (10:16): My electorate has, to its eastern boundary, the South Australian and Victorian borders. I grew up in, and live in, the city of Mount Gambier. That’s 18 kilometres from the Victorian border. All along my electorate’s eastern boundary are communities like Mount Gambier that exist in very close proximity to the … Continue reading Mutual Recognition Amendment Bill 2021

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