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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From the 1 May 2018, the Turnbull Government will drastically reduce the cost of life-saving new medicine for Hodgkins Lymphoma, Lung Cancer and Epilepsy patients.  Since coming into Government, the Coalition has helped improve the health of Australians, including those in Barker by subsidising more than $8.2 billion worth of new medicines.

From the 1 May 2018, the Turnbull Government will drastically reduce the cost of life-saving new medicine for Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lung Cancer and Epilepsy patients. Since coming into Government, the Coalition has helped improve the health of Australians, including those in Barker by subsidising more than $8.2 billion worth of new medicines. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday April 26th, 2018

Under the Federal Government’s National Immunisation Program, residents in Barker who are most at risk of getting sick during this year’s flu season can now access a free influenza vaccine.  Those who are eligible for a free flu shot under the program include people aged 65 years and over, most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those who suffer from chronic conditions.  It is so important to get the flu shot every year and I urge everyone in Barker to speak to your Doctor about the best vaccine for you.  For more information visit the Immunisation Australia website at: http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/

Under the Federal Government’s National Immunisation Program, residents in Barker who are most at risk of getting sick during this year’s flu season can now access a free influenza vaccine. Those who are eligible for a free flu shot under the program include people aged 65 years and over, most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those who suffer from chronic conditions.

It is so important to get the flu shot every year and I urge everyone in Barker to speak to your Doctor about the best vaccine for you.

For more information visit the Immunisation Australia website at: www.immunise.health.gov.au/
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Thursday April 26th, 2018

Thank you to everyone involved with ANZAC commemorative services in #Barker today. I had the honour of laying a wreath at a very moving Dawn Service at Tailem Bend followed by a spot of two up in Murray Bridge. Great to finish off the day with lunch at the Tanunda RSL and presenting the ANZAC medal at the traditional Angaston v Nuriootpa clash in the Barossa. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday April 25th, 2018

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So special when you attend a service as John and I did today in Singapore there were lots of Kiwis and Aussies in attendance. The Australian International School Choir performed.

Thank you for your support and for the donation of rum for the gunfire breakfast it was really appreciated.

Shaun Wood show tavia an val mate there in the video🖒

Great job Tony well done.

Wow busy man

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This evening as we are tucked up in bed Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Leaders from the Aroona Scout Group - Mannum & Surrounds are holding a vigil at the Mannum Cenotaph.  What an amazing group of young Australians. Lest we Forget. #ANZAC #Barker.

This evening as we are tucked up in bed Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Leaders from the Aroona Scout Group - Mannum & Surrounds are holding a vigil at the Mannum Cenotaph. What an amazing group of young Australians. Lest we Forget. #ANZAC #Barker. ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday April 24th, 2018

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So proud of all of you. You certainly all show Mannum kids the true meaning of respect

They do a fantastic job every year. So glad it’s not bitterly cold and raining

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. I AM SO PROUD TO BE A SON OF AN EX WW2 SERVICEMAN. THESE YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD BE GIVEN SOME SORT OF MRDAL OR BAR,FOR WHAT THEY ARE DOING. Hutchy. THIS IS ABSOLUTE RESPECT, BY THE YOUNGER GENERATION . Hutchy.

They are a wonderful group of young people.

You’re doing a great job mate. Power to you ! 👍🏻

Well done guys. Proud of your efforts

Well done everyone 😀

Abbey you’re famous

Amanda Delloww

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Today is World Meningitis Day and this year’s theme, #AllMeningitisMatters, aims to raise awareness of the 4 different types of this frightening disease: bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic. Bacterial meningitis, also called meningococcal disease has affected many communities in Barker, which is why I am so passionate about making vaccines accessible.  Immunisation is critical to maintaining public health and preventing the outbreak of infectious diseases.  I urge everyone to familiarise themselves with Meningitis, its various types and the vaccines available.  To learn more go to http://www.comomeningitis.org/facts-about-meningitis/

Today is World Meningitis Day and this year’s theme, #AllMeningitisMatters, aims to raise awareness of the 4 different types of this frightening disease: bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic. Bacterial meningitis, also called meningococcal disease has affected many communities in Barker, which is why I am so passionate about making vaccines accessible. Immunisation is critical to maintaining public health and preventing the outbreak of infectious diseases.

I urge everyone to familiarise themselves with Meningitis, its various types and the vaccines available.

To learn more go to www.comomeningitis.org/facts-about-meningitis/
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Monday April 23rd, 2018

Great conversation tonight with Eden Valley residents, thanks to everyone who came out for a chat. #Barker.

Great conversation tonight with Eden Valley residents, thanks to everyone who came out for a chat. #Barker. ... See MoreSee Less

Monday April 23rd, 2018

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Je Tony do you ever see your family mate

I was honoured to lay a wreath on behalf of the Federal Government at the ANZAC commemorative service this morning at Kalangadoo. Thanks to everyone involved particularly the Kalangadoo Remembers Committee and the Kalangadoo Lions Club. Lest We Forget. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday April 22nd, 2018

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Thank you too the Kalangadoo Remembers Committee for once again organising the Anzac remembrance service at the Kalangadoo cemetery. Thanks also to all volunteers, the mounted honour guard, the piper,trumpeter and the lass who led the singing of the national anthem.The before and after volunteers, who set up the cemetery and cleaned up behind the scenes, I say thank you.:)

It was a great day the committee does a awesome job with the ceremony and the organisation leading up to the day.

Thanks tony

Alison Newman for Emma

Marg Leece

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Great Day at Karoonda watching the Karoonda Magpies slug it out with the Pinnaroo Roos - summary of the day the Magpies in the footy and the Roos in the netball.  Oh yeah great bunch in the canteen too!

Great Day at Karoonda watching the Karoonda Magpies slug it out with the Pinnaroo Roos - summary of the day the Magpies in the footy and the Roos in the netball. Oh yeah great bunch in the canteen too! ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday April 21st, 2018

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Friday April 20th, 2018

Good luck to all the athletes competing in this weekends South Australian Masters Games hosted by the Rural City of Murray Bridge. Terrific to meet some of the Dragon Boat racers and volunteers tonight at the Opening Ceremony. #Barker

Good luck to all the athletes competing in this weekends South Australian Masters Games hosted by the Rural City of Murray Bridge. Terrific to meet some of the Dragon Boat racers and volunteers tonight at the Opening Ceremony. #Barker ... See MoreSee Less

Friday April 20th, 2018