NEW AGRICULTURE VISA
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AN ever-present threat of agricultural workforce shortage is set to be addressed by a new seasonal agricultural visa in the wake of the Australia–UK FTA agreement announced this week. As part of the FTA negotiations the working holiday visa age limit will increase to 35 and the maximum length of stay has been extended to … Continue reading NEW AGRICULTURE VISA

BARKER AGRICULTURE BIG WINNER IN AUSTRALIA-UK FTA
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BARKER AGRICULTURE BIG WINNER IN AUSTRALIA-UK FTA

The Australian Government has reached an agreement in principle with the United Kingdom Government on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Member for Baker Tony Pasin said today that farmers and agricultural workers in Barker were big winners in the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA). “In my electorate of Barker there are more people per capita … Continue reading BARKER AGRICULTURE BIG WINNER IN AUSTRALIA-UK FTA

TONY PASIN_MEDIA RELEASE_MEN’S SHEDS GRANTS NOW OPEN
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TONY PASIN_MEDIA RELEASE_MEN’S SHEDS GRANTS NOW OPEN

As part of Men’s Health Week, the Australian Government is encouraging Men’s Sheds across Barker to apply for funding as part of the newest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Program (NDSP). Member for Barker Tony Pasin encourages all Sheds in Barker to apply for Round 22 of the NDSP. “Men’s Sheds play a … Continue reading TONY PASIN_MEDIA RELEASE_MEN’S SHEDS GRANTS NOW OPEN

GO LOCAL FIRST IS BACK, BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER IN BARKER
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GO LOCAL FIRST IS BACK, BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER IN BARKER

Member for Barker Tony Pasin welcomes the 12 month extension of the GO LOCAL FIRST campaign to urge Australians to buy from small businesses in our community to strengthen our local economy and create local jobs. “The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global economic downturn hit the small businesses in the Barker community we all know … Continue reading GO LOCAL FIRST IS BACK, BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER IN BARKER

BARKER’S BIGGEST SURVEY
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Member for Barker Tony Pasin has launched ‘Barker’s Biggest Survey’. The survey is being delivered by Australia Post and is due to hit the letterboxes of every resident in the 68,000 sq km electorate next week. “I want to know about the issues that matter to 120,000 people living in Barker,” said Mr Pasin. I … Continue reading BARKER’S BIGGEST SURVEY

FEDERAL BUDGET INJECTS MORE HEALTH INVESTMENT INTO RURAL & REGIONAL COMMUNITIES
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The Morrison Government is committed to ensuring Australians living in regional, rural and remote areas can access high quality, timely and live-saving healthcare when and where they are needed. Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the 2021-22 Federal Budget supports bold, new rural workforce and training measures designed to further deliver the Government’s ten-year Stronger … Continue reading FEDERAL BUDGET INJECTS MORE HEALTH INVESTMENT INTO RURAL & REGIONAL COMMUNITIES

PASIN ACKNOWLEDGES SECOND WORLD WAR VETERAN
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PASIN ACKNOWLEDGES SECOND WORLD WAR VETERAN

Member for Barker Tony Pasin has presented a 75th anniversary medallion to commemorate the 75th anniversary from the end of World War Two and Mr Bill Pomery’s service during that conflict. Mr Pasin visited Mr Bill Pomery at his home in Naracoorte on Wednesday 9th June. “This medallion and certificate is a way of thanking … Continue reading PASIN ACKNOWLEDGES SECOND WORLD WAR VETERAN

SOUTHERN MALLEE DISTRICT COUNCIL RECEIVES LOCAL ROADS AND COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING
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The Federal Government has approved funding of $1,848,689 towards Southern Mallee District Council projects as part of the $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy. Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said getting shovels in the ground on local construction projects is important for … Continue reading SOUTHERN MALLEE DISTRICT COUNCIL RECEIVES LOCAL ROADS AND COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

CUTTING ENERGY COSTS FOR HOTELS IN BARKER
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Small and medium hotels across Barker are receiving support from the Morrison Government to cut their energy costs so they can invest in their business, employ more Australians and get ahead. Through the $10.2 million Hotel Energy Uplift Program, twelve hotels in Barker have received grants of up to $25,000. This will help lower their … Continue reading CUTTING ENERGY COSTS FOR HOTELS IN BARKER