The Barker Electorate

The Division of Barker is an Australian Electoral Division in the south-east of South Australia. The division was established on 2 October 1903, when South Australia’s original single multi-member division was split into seven single-member divisions.

It is named for Collet Barker, an early explorer of the region at the mouth of the Murray River. The 63,886 km² seat currently stretches from Morgan in the north to Port MacDonnell in the south, taking in the Murray Mallee, the Riverland, the Murraylands and most of the Barossa Valley,

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Thank you Australia you are saving lives and you are saving livelihoods.

Scott Morrison (ScoMo)
You are amazing Australia. I am so proud of you. Thank you! It’s at tough times like these we see the best of our country and our spirit on display. Here’s some examples of that amazing spirit — Australians supporting each other and keeping connected as we all adapt to how life has changed during this coronavirus crisis. Together we will get through this and we will bounce back stronger on the other side once the virus has passed. Thank you for what you’re doing as we work together to save lives and to save livelihoods.
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Today we announced our $130 billion JobKeeper plan to help businesses keep Australians in jobs. We're providing a lifeline to around 6 million Australian workers with a wage subsidy of $1500 a fortnight, paid through their employer.

Even if their business goes into hibernation, we're keeping employers and their employees connected, so when the economy comes back - and it will - these businesses will be able to start again and their workforce will be ready to go.

The JobKeeper payment is for eligible businesses that have been hit hard by this health and economic crisis.

It is available to:
ℹ️Full time and part time employees, including stood down employees
ℹ️ Sole traders/self-employed individuals
ℹ️ Casual employees where they have been with their employer for at least the previous 12 months
ℹ️ Not for profit entities, including charities.

For further information visit treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/businesses
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1 day ago

Today we announced our $130 billion JobKeeper plan to help businesses keep Australians in jobs. Were providing a lifeline to around 6 million Australian workers with a wage subsidy of $1500 a fortnight, paid through their employer.

Even if their business goes into hibernation, were keeping employers and their employees connected, so when the economy comes back - and it will - these businesses will be able to start again and their workforce will be ready to go.

The JobKeeper payment is for eligible businesses that have been hit hard by this health and economic crisis.

It is available to:
ℹ️Full time and part time employees, including stood down employees
ℹ️ Sole traders/self-employed individuals
ℹ️ Casual employees where they have been with their employer for at least the previous 12 months
ℹ️ Not for profit entities, including charities.

For further information visit https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/businesses

 

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Is this the one that doesn’t start payments until May?

Think I have this clear now, my only question is “what if your employee is part of a household that already earns over $80k “ ? Should they be eligible still?

How do we put this through our payroll? Do I need to pay super for these employees ? So confused 🤔

Ben Hansen

Linda Dodds ...self employed that is you...

Anne-Marie Williams

Garth Willoughby 🤗

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#LIVE: Update on coronavirus response - more support to keep Australians in jobs.

Scott Morrison (ScoMo)
#LIVE: Update on coronavirus response - more support to keep Australians in jobs
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1 day ago

From today, all proposed foreign investments into Australia will require approval, regardless of value or the nature of the foreign investor. This is designed to protect our national interest as we deal with the economic implications of #covid_19

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joshfrydenberg.com.au/latest-news/changes-to-foreign-investment-framework/?fbclid=IwAR0TDNesV6WwQ...
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2 days ago

From today, all proposed foreign investments into Australia will require approval, regardless of value or the nature of the foreign investor. This is designed to protect our national interest as we deal with the economic implications of #Covid_19

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https://joshfrydenberg.com.au/latest-news/changes-to-foreign-investment-framework/?fbclid=IwAR0TDNesV6WwQQoSDzIAj6NxOOSMiNxd54MN63nz3IgrsaxE2nvPOrrTv8k

 

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Foreign investments are all well and good towards the economy but foreign ownership is another kettle of fish all properties and businesses should be 100% under the commonwealth of Australia ownership

Fantastic move to prevent any other countries taking advantage of our crippled economy for geo political or strategic military acquisitions. That said , Australians have 2.5 trillion invested in other economies, including 400 billion in south east Asia , so we need to be a bit careful how we unscramble the egg as closing the doors entirely as we come out of this period could extend the pain.

Bringing it in is one thing. Strictly implementing is another. Frydenburg staunchly defended "foreign investment" while announcing these changes on the abc. As the blind man says, we'll see

Should never have sold it in first place !! And you should never have let reserve bank drive the dollar so low that they can buy us up at huge discount that we cant afford to compete with Foreign buyers for our own assets !!

Why on earth if we needed to sell for economic reasons why didn’t we sell 49 percent and lease the other 52 percent

Shame this had never happened - not good English but I am so angry that we have been sold off without our approval

Sadly, it doesn’t mean capping purchases by foreign countries it just means business as usual.

About time something like this has come in, it should’ve taken a National disaster to do this

this should have been done years ago especially with our utilities but better late than never.

Too late . You sold us out . Now we have to go into depression and fight our way back .

Excellent decision but may be too late.

Not before time that's for sure. Before we come south China

About fn time! Joe blogs from down the street would have insisted on it decades ago

About time hopefully it’s not already to late.

Hope it’s not too late. Has the horse bolted

This should have happened a long time ago.

About time. A pity it has taken a world health emergency to wake you lot up.

Fabulous!

About time you started listening to what Pauline Hanson has to say. Too little too late though.

No more Chinese takeovers !

from who do they get approval.

Well done

Excellent.

Thank goodness a bit late but its a start

Thank god

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Further restrictions announced by the Prime Minister from the National Cabinet this evening:

The advice is clear - stay at home and keep at least 1.5 metres away from other people wherever possible. Tonight we announced further measures to help slow the spread of the coronavirus and save lives and livelihoods:

ℹ️Public gatherings, excluding household members, have been reduced to a maximum of two people.
ℹ️Public playgrounds, outside gyms and skate parks will be closed as from tomorrow.
ℹ️Everyone should stay home unless you are: shopping for the things you really need, receiving medical care, exercising or travelling to work or education.
ℹ️People aged over 70, aged over 60 with pre-existing conditions, or Indigenous people aged over 50 should stay home wherever possible for their own protection.

For all the latest advice and information visit: www.aus.gov.au

Scott Morrison (ScoMo)
The advice is clear - stay at home and keep at least 1.5 metres away from other people wherever possible. Tonight we announced further measures to help slow the spread of the coronavirus and save lives and livelihoods: ℹ️Public gatherings, excluding household members, have been reduced to a maximum of two people. ℹ️Public playgrounds, outside gyms and skate parks will be closed as from tomorrow. ℹ️Everyone should stay home unless you are: shopping for the things you really need, receiving medical care, exercising or travelling to work or education. ℹ️People aged over 70, aged over 60 with pre-existing conditions, or Indigenous people aged over 50 should stay home wherever possible for their own protection. For all the latest advice and information visit: www.aus.gov.au
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2 days ago

 

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Looks like more travelling around the Barossa for me, I can't work from home. If and When total lockdowns occour, will my business stop working in the Barossa and outer areas.

I certainly hope slomo has stopped giving our money away to other countries now.

Tony what Lockdowns are there for the Barossa Valley announced today ?

Matt Zoina

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#LIVE: Latest coronavirus update following National Cabinet.

Scott Morrison (ScoMo)
#LIVE: Latest coronavirus update following National Cabinet.
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2 days ago

Keeping updated and receiving accurately and timely information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) 🦠 is critical - that’s why the Government has developed an app and a new messaging service which will provide individuals with updates on the measures put in place by governments to curb the spread of COVID-19 and easy access to other resources.

Stay safe, stay informed and we will get through this together.

🔗http://aus.gov.au/whatsapp

🔗 apps.apple.com/au/story/id1504899584
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2 days ago

Keeping updated and receiving accurately and timely information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) 🦠 is critical - that’s why the Government has developed an app and a new messaging service which will provide individuals with updates on the measures put in place by governments to curb the spread of COVID-19 and easy access to other resources.

Stay safe, stay informed and we will get through this together.

🔗http://aus.gov.au/whatsapp

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If you listen and act on the health advice, you will save lives.

That means:
⚠️Staying home as much as possible
⚠️Keeping 1.5 metres away from other people, wherever possible
⚠️Practising good hygiene, like washing your hands properly and frequently
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2 days ago

#LIVE: Update on the coronavirus response.

Scott Morrison (ScoMo)
#LIVE: Update on the coronavirus response.
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2 days ago

 

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I would really like to see a written summary each time he goes LIVE. I have children around that I am trying to protect, I don’t need them hearing these press conferences and I don’t need all the blah blah.. summary please?

✈️ Support for Regional Air Services ✈️

The airline service provided by Rex Airlines into Mount Gambier is vital for the communities of the Limestone Coast.

The services they provide, both passenger and freight are critical.

Today the government announced further measures as part of our more than $1b investment in Australia’s aviation industry – we will get through this together.

For details visit 👉https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/media-release/additional-new-support-critical-regional-aviation-services-through-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR0KkW-oCi-glHpBmuQeoF0tPZ0_keq_O7yEkGB63H3zQa1xExcv6fa5wDk
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3 days ago

✈️ Support for Regional Air Services ✈️

The airline service provided by Rex Airlines into Mount Gambier is vital for the communities of the Limestone Coast.

The services they provide, both passenger and freight are critical.

Today the government announced further measures as part of our more than $1b investment in Australia’s aviation industry – we will get through this together.

For details visit 👉https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/media-release/additional-new-support-critical-regional-aviation-services-through-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR0KkW-oCi-glHpBmuQeoF0tPZ0_keq_O7yEkGB63H3zQa1xExcv6fa5wDk

 

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I flew back from Melbourne yesterday what a nightmare first flight cancelled then next late in afternoon boy was I so glad to see mount gambier airport I use red every 2months to fly to Melbourne to see my eldly frail mum but I had to tell her don't know when I will be allowed back cross fingers

Let us all support Tony for his private work in this matter and his great effort supporting those in need .