EXPANDED OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH COMMISSIONER AS NEW COMMISSIONER APPOINTED
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The Coalition Government is delivering a permanent and expanded Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner from July 1 as a new Commissioner is appointed to replace Professor Paul Worley who was the first National Rural Health Commissioner following the creation of the office in 2017.   Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said continuing and … Continue reading EXPANDED OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH COMMISSIONER AS NEW COMMISSIONER APPOINTED

BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES THROUGH AMATEUR RADIO
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BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES THROUGH AMATEUR RADIO

Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has delivered $2,754 in Federal Government Funding for the South East Radio Group to purchase new software and hardware thanks to the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.   The new equipment will enable rapid and accurate scoring of the Australian Radio Foxhunting Championships held annually in Mount Gambier.   … Continue reading BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES THROUGH AMATEUR RADIO

NEW KILN FOR MILLICENT COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE
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NEW KILN FOR MILLICENT COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE

The Millicent Community Arts Centre has a new kiln thanks in part to a Federal Government Grant of $7,000 through the Stronger Communities Program.   Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP visited the Centre this week.   The Millicent Craft Group has been a part of the local community for 30 years and is an … Continue reading NEW KILN FOR MILLICENT COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE

$24 MILLION FUNDING BOOST FOR ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH CARE AT HEADSPACE
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$24 MILLION FUNDING BOOST FOR ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH CARE AT HEADSPACE

The Morrison Government is investing $24.2 million to reduce wait times – fast tracking access to mental health services for young people aged 12–25 seeking headspace appointments including in Barker. Member for Barker Tony Pasin said mental health and suicide prevention remains one of our Government’s highest priorities. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound … Continue reading $24 MILLION FUNDING BOOST FOR ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH CARE AT HEADSPACE

GOVERNMENT DELIVERS $129 MILLION TO IMPROVE MURRAY-DARLING BASIN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
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The Coalition Government continues to support the Murray-Darling Basin plan with over $129 million committed to New South Wales, Victorian and South Australian governments for projects that will improve water infrastructure in local communities. The Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Package will allow the amount of water needing to be recovered across the Murray-Darling Basin to … Continue reading GOVERNMENT DELIVERS $129 MILLION TO IMPROVE MURRAY-DARLING BASIN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

FREIGHT FLIGHTS BOOST FOR BARKER EXPORTERS
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Australian exporters reliant on airfreight will continue to have access to key international export markets, thanks to a $240 million funding injection to help keep international freight routes and flights operating. Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the $240 million funding injection will extend support, under the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM), until the end … Continue reading FREIGHT FLIGHTS BOOST FOR BARKER EXPORTERS

AUSTRALIA’S FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH INDONESIA TO PROVIDE EXPORT BOOST
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New export opportunities for Australian farmers, businesses and investors will begin to flow with the start of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA). Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the landmark trade agreement with Indonesia would provide an export boost for Barker farmers and businesses. “This is the most comprehensive bilateral trade agreement Indonesia … Continue reading AUSTRALIA’S FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH INDONESIA TO PROVIDE EXPORT BOOST

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DISASTER RELIEF FUNDING AVAILABLE TO LIMESTONE COAST FORESTRY SECTOR
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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DISASTER RELIEF FUNDING AVAILABLE TO LIMESTONE COAST FORESTRY SECTOR

The Limestone Coast will benefit from additional support to help Australia’s agricultural and sustainable forestry industries recover from the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires. Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP said the measures would provide critical support for primary producers, accelerating the economic recovery of industries hardest hit by the bushfires. “Our Government is committed to … Continue reading FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DISASTER RELIEF FUNDING AVAILABLE TO LIMESTONE COAST FORESTRY SECTOR

SMALL BUSINESS TAX CUTS KICK IN FROM JULY 1 2020
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From July 1 2020, the nearly 14,600 small and family businesses in Barker will be paying less tax as a result of legislated tax cuts passed by the Morrison Government. As the 2020-2021 financial year begins, incorporated small and family businesses with a turnover of less than $50 million will see their company tax rate … Continue reading SMALL BUSINESS TAX CUTS KICK IN FROM JULY 1 2020