MANDATORY VACCINATION
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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
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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
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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
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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

International Freight Assistance Mechanism Program
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:42):  My electorate of Barker produces some of Australia’s highest quality food and fibre and we have an international reputation for it. From the premium reds of the Barossa and Coonawarra to wagyu beef in the south east to rock lobster from Barker’s southern ports, the electorate of Barker is every foodie’s … Continue reading International Freight Assistance Mechanism Program

KINGSTON SE CHILD CARE
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:43):  Australian families deserve access to quality child care regardless of where they live. Access to child care is good for families, it’s good for communities and, ultimately, it’s good for local economies. For many regional communities, the lack of child care is a frustrating reality. Our government has funded some fantastic … Continue reading KINGSTON SE CHILD CARE

CROSS BORDER RESTRICTIONS
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:38):  I rise to speak about an issue affecting many around the country but, in particular, I speak for those living on the eastern edge of my electorate of Barker, which borders Victoria and New South Wales. ‘Cross-border communities’ are what these communities have come to be known as. These communities have … Continue reading CROSS BORDER RESTRICTIONS

Queens Birthday Honours
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:31):  Every year, the Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise those among us who make a real and significant difference to our country by enriching and enhancing our local communities. I’m pleased to inform the House that nine residents of my electorate of Barker were awarded Medals of the Order of Australia, including Robin … Continue reading Queens Birthday Honours

BIOSECURITY AMENDMENT (STRENGTHENING PENALTIES) BILL 2021
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Mr PASIN (Barker) (17:16):  I came to the chamber determined to tune out, but unfortunately I tuned in. I tuned in to the member for Lyons, who I have a high respect for, as I do for all members of this place, including those opposite, but this attempt by the Labor Party to throw scorn … Continue reading BIOSECURITY AMENDMENT (STRENGTHENING PENALTIES) BILL 2021