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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Saturday was Vietnam Veterans Day. I spoke in Parliament today about the Battle of Long Tan and how we commemorate all Vietnam Veterans on the 18th day of August each year just as I did in Berri on Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

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So please tell me Tony ...why Libs are not repurposing the REPAT , FOR our veterans ?????

My dad is a Vietnam Veteran and he is very appreciative of this day, this initiative and this speech. Well done!

Looking good Tony!

Great Saturday afternoon spent at the footy with the lads in the BBQ shed. Thanks for having me. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great Saturday afternoon spent at the footy with the lads in the BBQ shed. Thanks for having me.

 

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Well Peter Young, elections are next year, please feel free to nominate to stand if you think you can do better.

Have you done any political work since you were elected. What changes are you going to make to the government legislation to stop the government from making an over bearing dictatorship to control the free people of Australia. I'm getting very pissed off seeing you do nothing for so long .do you know anything about how to make changes for the people at a parliamentary level. It really looks as if you don't want to do anything but hand out money. Is this what you think your job is.

An absolute honour to present Certificates of Appreciation for service in the Vietnam War under the Saluting their Service Program on behalf of the Australian Government to Mel Tilley, Frank Tilley and Ray Swankie today. This program is a small way of expressing the nation’s gratitude to those who served in the defence forces during armed conflict. ... See MoreSee Less

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An absolute honour to present Certificates of Appreciation for service in the Vietnam War under the Saluting their Service Program on behalf of the Australian Government to Mel Tilley, Frank Tilley and Ray Swankie today. This program is a small way of expressing the nation’s gratitude to those who served in the defence forces during armed conflict.

The Stronger Communities Program has delivered for so many communities across Barker over the first three rounds. Round 4 is now open for grant funding between $2,500 and $20,000 for community projects. Contact my office for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Stronger Communities Program has delivered for so many communities across Barker over the first three rounds. Round 4 is now open for grant funding between $2,500 and $20,000 for community projects. Contact my office for more information.

 

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That’s cool Tony, and while New South Wales burns through its earliest fire season in history and worst drought in decades, please continue to deny climate change. Please continue to condemn future generations to political and social instability caused by climate change, when we could be building a strong economy by leading the world with green and renewable energy. I hope enough of your colleagues see reason and do the bare minimum in supporting this legislation.

Build coal fired power stations, they are being built throughout Japan using Australian coal with very little emissions, there should be more THAN ONE IN EVERY STATE, selling Australian coal when we could use it here and save a fortune, and keep in state hands stop privatization of everything it drives up prices.

I’m very disappointed you and some other Federal Liberal politicians are not supporting the NEG. As a person who has children and may possibly have grand and great grandchildren I’m really concerned about the impact human activity may be having on this planet. If it means we are reducing carbon emissions and pollution I’m ok with paying a little more for electricity generated through renewable sources rather than fossil fuels. I’m happy to not smoke or drink alcohol or sugary beverages, to not have Netflix, Foxtel, the latest electronic devices, or other non-essentials and instead put my money towards a cleaner world for future generations.

Best thing to do is buy it all back !!should never have been privatized!. You had no right to sell public assets.

I thought it was for keeping etsa bills down what the bloody gas bills we are taking gas out of our country &selling to Japan China then buying it back for top $dollar it's absolutely crazy

You are a good man Tony Pasin .. stand up for Australia and what you believe in...NEG is a Labor. Policy ... given to us by a “fake” Liberal PM ...I just wish you guys could get rid of him...🇦🇺

Tony, I don’t trust Malcolm Turnbull, or Josh Frydenberg, big unions or big business. As they are all in favour of the NEG legislation, I don’t trust that either. I cannot see anything in it that will be to the advantage of the general Australian voter, and neither will it do anything substantial for our economy or for global climate. Please do your utmost to get it squashed.

Droughts are part of Australia..I've lived through God knows how many in my lifetime..but this particular one is caused by climate change?? The chief scientist has admitted that even if we meet the conditions of the Paris agreement our contribution will not make a difference either way..stop believing in fairy tales..this is Australia..you know..sunburnt country, drought & flooding rains!! We need power your renewables will not deliver..coal will.we have plenty of it & it's cheap!! Power does not come from Unicorn farts!!

Thanks Tony. It would have been madness to support the neg, which is a carbon tax in disguise. Now boot Turnbull out and you will get all of the ex libs like me back on board to fight for you at the election.

Thanks Tony, we all in SA live in hope, as you would know we have a billion dollar solar plant being built in Whyalla, even our new Premier is excited, wont bring Power Prices down at all, haven't heard any news about a base load power station as promised before the election, but that doesn't really surprise me with Politics today, I live in your Electorate just got my Power Bill today $1150.00 buggered if I know how I am going to pay that one, well back to the Pet Mince I suppose and I still cant understand why these Knuckle Draggers are still pushing for more renewable Energy

I'm more concerned about the planet at the moment ! Prices will come down from renewables as the volume output increases. The point of the NEG is to let the market work it out not subsidise out of date coal

What about more coal fired power stations, the rest of the world are 1,700 ahead of us and they're using our coal!!!!

Well done Tony ,now give Turnbull the flick and get the liberal party back

I just want to know why Australia isn't using it's ample gas supply. Oh that's right we sell it off to make everyone else have cheap power

It's Carbon Tax 2.0!! We voted your party into office on Tony Abbott's promise that there would be no carbon tax

Well done Tony! Without a tangible measure this activity is pie-in-the-sky stuff.

Hmm maybe politicians might actually start caring for the people.

great suggestion, how can they NOT have a target? thanks

Wouldnt you vote for if it keeps prices down ?tony ?

Need to fighting for water for SA!

Thank you for explanation.

I'm glad you have taken a small stand here and hope that you do the same by standing up for the MBBRC

Good for you Tony, support you all the way!!!

Thankyou Tony well done for showing some Intestinal fortitude

Great work Tony. I like the NEG and also agree with you. What price target are you proposing? 40% discount on the 5 year average by say 2022. would also love to see the NEG include tighter pricing guide lines for Network Providers. if not to complicate the NEG when will the Government order the AER to do this.

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of our regional communities! Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 are available to help support our volunteer organisations. Applications are now open and close 18 September. Go to www.grants.gov.au to apply or contact my office for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of our regional communities! Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 are available to help support our volunteer organisations. Applications are now open and close 18 September. Go to www.grants.gov.au to apply or contact my office for more information.

 

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I do work for my town. Yet the council won't stop harassing me. Help the low income people get rate reductions.

Catherine Merrett for rda

Katie Davies Geoff Yates

Michael Kosch

Maxine Borchardt Sandra Cox Rails Hall

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Linke's Bakehouse and Pantry is a Barossa institution and recenlty celebrated 80 years! I spoke about this wonderful small family business in Parliament this week. ... See MoreSee Less

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Off topic here.but id like to thank you for standing up to the neg.one of a few truly working for Australians thank you tony

Thanks for standing up for the people of Australia Tony. Only 3 of you had the courage. Now get rid of turnbull and all the ex libs like me will rejoin the party and fight for you at the election.

Well done Tony ... Thank you so much for standing up to that weak weak person that you call your leader...

We stop there often and it's a great place with excellent service. We love it.

Will be very happy to see you cross the floor re the NEG

Tony you missed their awesome food. 2nd best in Australia after our own OK Pie Shop

Thank you Tony!

Yes very big electorate too

Well done Tony on your stand against the NEG

Well spoke Tony

Great , keep it up

Sharon Edwards

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I love catching up with people from home when I'm in Canberra! Today I met Kate Fairlie from Mount Gambier who is here because she is the SA Finalist in the NAB Cattle Council Rising Champions initiative. A very impressive young woman who has an extremely bright future in agriculture. ... See MoreSee Less

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I love catching up with people from home when Im in Canberra! Today I met Kate Fairlie from Mount Gambier who is here because she is the SA Finalist in the NAB Cattle Council Rising Champions initiative. A very impressive young woman who has an extremely bright future in agriculture.

Great to support the launch of Parliamentary Friends of Adoption in Canberra today. Also a real rush to meet Founder and Patron of the Adopt Change movement Debora-lee Furness. #aHomeForEveryChild ... See MoreSee Less

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Great to support the launch of Parliamentary Friends of Adoption in Canberra today.  Also a real rush to meet Founder and Patron of the Adopt Change movement Debora-lee Furness. #aHomeForEveryChild

Great to be present for the opening of the Loxton North change rooms. So pleased that the Stronger communities Program could deliver $20,000 in support of this project. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great to be present for the opening of the Loxton North change rooms.  So pleased that the Stronger communities Program could deliver $20,000 in support of this project.

 

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Nice scissor work by James Altmann