MORRISON GOVERNMENT COMMITS RECORD $9B TO SOCIAL SECURITY SAFETY NET
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The Morrison Government is enhancing our social security safety net by increasing support for unemployed Australians while strengthening their obligations to search for work. From March the Coalition Government will progressively introduce a series of permanent measures to ensure that job seekers have the best opportunity to secure employment as our nation continues to recover … Continue reading MORRISON GOVERNMENT COMMITS RECORD $9B TO SOCIAL SECURITY SAFETY NET

MEDICARE BULK BILLING RATES IN BARKER CONTINUE TO GROW
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More Australians than ever are receiving the medical care they need at no cost to themselves, as recent data shows almost nine out of 10 visits to the GP over the year to December were provided with no out-of-pocket cost. Record GP bulk billing rates reached an all-time high of 89.3 per cent for the … Continue reading MEDICARE BULK BILLING RATES IN BARKER CONTINUE TO GROW

STUDENTS IN BARKER ARE ENCOURAGED TO ASK IMPORTANT QUESTION
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Students in Barker are being encouraged to learn about veteran service and Australian wartime history by asking the question, ‘what does commemoration look like in our community?’ Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards were now open and were about honouring the service and sacrifice of Australians from the First World … Continue reading STUDENTS IN BARKER ARE ENCOURAGED TO ASK IMPORTANT QUESTION

SOUTH AUSTRALIA LEADING SUPPORT FOR DROUGHT AFFECTED FARMERS
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The South Australian Government is leading the way in supporting drought affected farmers in their region after signing on to the $100 million On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said this is a great outcome for farmers and he urges other states that have not yet … Continue reading SOUTH AUSTRALIA LEADING SUPPORT FOR DROUGHT AFFECTED FARMERS

HELPING HOTELS IN BARKER LOWER THEIR POWER BILLS
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Small and medium hotels across Barker are being supported by the Morrison Government to lower their power bills so they can invest in their business and employ more Australians. Through the Government’s $10.2 million Hotel Energy Uplift Program, hotels, motels and serviced apartment complexes will be able to access grants of up to $25,000 for … Continue reading HELPING HOTELS IN BARKER LOWER THEIR POWER BILLS

TGA APPROVES ASTRAZENECA COVID-19 VACCINE
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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has today approved the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia following a full and thorough assessment process. Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said this welcomed news means Australia will now have two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available. “The approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the people of … Continue reading TGA APPROVES ASTRAZENECA COVID-19 VACCINE

TONY PASIN MP ENCOURAGES LOCAL PROJECTS TO INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION
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The Australian Government is providing up to $450,000 in Community Awareness Grants for community-based initiatives that encourage more Australians to say “yes” to organ and tissue donation. Minister responsible for the Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA), Mark Coulton, said Community Awareness Grants offer unique opportunities for local groups to help improve the chances of Australians … Continue reading TONY PASIN MP ENCOURAGES LOCAL PROJECTS TO INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION

2021–22 COMMEMORATIVE GRANTS OPEN TO BARKER APPLICANTS
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A new year means the opening of the 2021-22 Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program, with applications now welcome from organisations in Barker. Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the program was now entering its 25th year and had already supported thousands of projects nationally, including in Barker. “It gives me great pleasure to let … Continue reading 2021–22 COMMEMORATIVE GRANTS OPEN TO BARKER APPLICANTS

BARKER LEADING THE WAY IN TACKLING WEED SCOURGE
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• Australian Government investing in Australian Wine Research Institute Limited’s project to develop an innovative weeds control solution. • Australian Wine Research Institute Limited will undertake a three-year research project, investing in autonomous machinery to replace herbicide for under-vine weed control. Australian Wine Research Institute based in Barossa has been awarded $669,850 in Australian Government … Continue reading BARKER LEADING THE WAY IN TACKLING WEED SCOURGE