International Freight Assistance Mechanism Program
in In Parliament

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
in In Parliament

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
in In Parliament

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
in In Parliament

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
in In Parliament

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

Fruit Fly
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:45):  Mr Speaker, you know that I’ve often spoken in this place about the Riverland and its citrus industry. It’s an industry worth $1.3 billion per year to the South Australian economy and it will be instrumental nationally if we are to meet agriculture’s aim of $100 billion by 2030. Part of … Continue reading Fruit Fly

Australian Forest Industry
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:56):  I rise today in support of the Australian forest industry, which is a foundational industry in the Limestone Coast in my electorate of Barker. It employs 7,500 people across the sector. The industry contributes $2.6 billion to the South Australian economy and $23.7 billion nationally. The sector has been turbocharged, of … Continue reading Australian Forest Industry

Appropriations Bill 2021-2022
in In Parliament

Mr PASIN (Barker) (17:50):  It’s a privilege to be given this opportunity to provide comments on the appropriation bills as they relate to the budget that was handed down recently by the Treasurer. It’s also great to be given the opportunity to do it after there being a little time for the community to digest … Continue reading Appropriations Bill 2021-2022

Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 3) Bill 2021
in In Parliament

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