Tony Pasin

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Tony Pasin
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Barker
Assumed office
7 September 2013
Preceded by Patrick Secker
Personal details
Born (1977-10-01) 1 October 1977 (age 40)
Mount Gambier, South Australia
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Fiona Lee
Children 2
Alma mater Flinders University
Profession Solicitor

Antony "Tony" Pasin (born 1 October 1977) is the Liberal Party of Australia member for the House of Representatives seat of Barker since the 2013 election.[1]

Early life[edit]

Pasin has degrees in Law and Economics from Flinders University[2] and previously served as a City of Mount Gambier Councillor from 2003 to 2010.[3]


In 2012, Pasin defeated incumbent Patrick Secker, 164 votes to 78 votes,[4] for Liberal preselection in Barker, long the safest Liberal seat in South Australia. He breezed to victory at the 2013 election.

2016 election[edit]

A ReachTEL seat-level opinion poll in the safe Liberal seat of Barker of 869 voters conducted by robocall on 20 June during the 2016 election campaign surprisingly found Nick Xenophon Team candidate James Stacey leading Pasin 52–48 on the two-candidate vote. Seat-level opinion polls in the other two rural Liberal South Australian seats of Mayo and Grey revealed Nick Xenophon Team also leading in both.[5]

On election night, Stacey slashed Pasin's margin in Barker from a comfortably safe 16.5 percent to a marginal 4.7 percent. This was the closest that the conservatives have come to losing Barker since 1943, though Barker remains a comfortably safe Liberal seat in a "traditional" two-party matchup with Labor.


External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Patrick Secker
Member for Barker