HOMEBUILDER SUCCESS SEES PROGRAMME EXTENDED
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HOMEBUILDER SUCCESS SEES PROGRAMME EXTENDED

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin has welcomed the Morrison Government’s extension to the HomeBuilder programme which is driving demand in the construction sector and protecting jobs by supporting the construction of new homes and home renovations. Almost 25,000 applications have been received for the programme which will now be extended until 31 March 2021. … Continue reading HOMEBUILDER SUCCESS SEES PROGRAMME EXTENDED

Supporting our younger veterans with community grants
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THE 2020-21 round of the Australian Government’s Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants program is now open to ex-service organisations (ESOs) and their partner community groups and organisations in Barker. Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the program provides $1 million in funding to support the mental health and wellbeing of younger veterans. “This program … Continue reading Supporting our younger veterans with community grants

SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATTRACT MORE STUDENTS TO BARKER
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Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin has welcomed $610,500 in funding to support local scholarship opportunities through the Australian Government’s Destination Australia program.   Tony Pasin said the funding would enable 19 scholarships to be offered through local tertiary education providers in Barker.   “This Australian Government funding will enable scholarships worth up to $15,000 … Continue reading SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATTRACT MORE STUDENTS TO BARKER

PBS SUPPORT FOR AUSTRALIANS LIVING WITH LEUKAEMIA
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Patients living with one of Australia’s most common forms of leukaemia are set to benefit from expanded access to a breakthrough medicine through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   From 1 December, access to Venclexta® (venetoclax) will be extended in combination with obinutuzumab for the first-line treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia who have … Continue reading PBS SUPPORT FOR AUSTRALIANS LIVING WITH LEUKAEMIA

Traceability grants to boost our premium exports from barker
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Member for Barker Tony Pasin is encouraging applications from farming groups, research organisations and other eligible industry bodies in the electorate of Barker for grants to support projects that enhance traceability in the agricultural produce supply chain.   Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said $3 million in funding under Round Two of … Continue reading Traceability grants to boost our premium exports from barker

GIVING TRUCK DRIVERS IN BARKER A CHOICE – AUSTRALIA’S FIRST ELECTRONIC DIARIES APPROVED
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Australian heavy vehicle drivers will now have a choice in how they record their work and rest hours, with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator approving the first Electronic Work Diaries (EWD).   An EWD is an electronic recording system, approved by the NHVR, used to record the work and rest times of a driver as … Continue reading GIVING TRUCK DRIVERS IN BARKER A CHOICE – AUSTRALIA’S FIRST ELECTRONIC DIARIES APPROVED

NO CHANGES TO VETERAN GOLD CARD IN BARKER
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The Government is rejecting recommended changes to the Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card, providing veterans and their families in Barker with clarity and assurance for the future of their benefits. Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said the proposed changes to the Gold Card, recommended in the Productivity Commission report, A Better Way to Support Veterans, … Continue reading NO CHANGES TO VETERAN GOLD CARD IN BARKER

PRESERVING OUR MARITIME HERITAGE IN BARKER
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Maritime heritage in Australia will be given a boost, with the announcement that 19 organisations will receive a share of $125,000 under the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme for 2020-21.   The Scheme is administered by the Australian National Maritime Museum and provides grants of up to $15,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help … Continue reading PRESERVING OUR MARITIME HERITAGE IN BARKER

Next round of Mobile Black Spot Program now open
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Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin has welcomed the Australian Government’s continuing commitment to expanding mobile coverage in regional and remote Australia, with Round 5A of the $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program now open for applications.   “This new round of the Mobile Black Spot Program will have a specific focus on improving mobile … Continue reading Next round of Mobile Black Spot Program now open