Tragic loss of Patrick Ryan
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (18:23):  I rise to support my good friend and colleague the member for Grey and his private member’s motion. I congratulate him on his speech and his passion to ensure that we don’t see further cases of loss like that of Patrick Ryan. I support this because it does come on the … Continue reading Tragic loss of Patrick Ryan

MANDATORY LABELLING OUTLINING THE DANGERS OF INHALING LPG
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The proposal today is effectively to make mandatory labelling outlining the dangers of inhaling LPG gas. I’m prepared to concede in this place that I didn’t even realise this was a thing until Patrick’s circumstance came to my attention. Labelling of this nature is standard across a range of other gas and aerosol products to … Continue reading MANDATORY LABELLING OUTLINING THE DANGERS OF INHALING LPG

BROWNLOW MEDALIST - LACHIE NEALE
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  Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:41):  I rise today to offer my congratulations to Lachie Neale, who, on Sunday night, took out the prestigious Brownlow Medal. Lachie might be a Lion today, but he started his football career as a Tiger with Kybybolite. Kyby is a footy club in my electorate. It’s a town of 100 … Continue reading BROWNLOW MEDALIST – LACHIE NEALE

VALE COLIN GRAMP AM
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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
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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