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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Mrs Pat Williams has turned 100!
I popped in to visit her today in Bordertown to congratulate her on reaching this incredible milestone.
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Mrs Pat Williams has turned 100!
I popped in to visit her today in Bordertown to congratulate her on reaching this incredible milestone.

 

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Congratulations Pat have a lovely birthday

Congratulations Pat. Best wishes.

Local Mannum Icon also turned 100, the famous John Chandler, from Chandlers Drinks, the drink of Mannum for decades...

Congratulations Pat.

Congratulations Pat, happy birthday. 🎉🎊🎂

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🎾 Saturday night sorted! Alex will play his 3rd round match against Alex Zverev tonight. Get around this home grown hero! #MurrayBridgeProudAfter saving 4 match points, Bolt defeats 29th seed Gilles Simon 2-6 6-4 4–6 7-6 6-4. ... See MoreSee Less

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🎾 Saturday night sorted! Alex will play his 3rd round match against Alex Zverev tonight. Get around this home grown hero! #MurrayBridgeProud

 

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Great effort. All the best for tonight.

I will be cheering him on.

🙌Great things happen when the community works together! It’s been a journey and a lot of lobbying behind the scenes but we got there! Three levels of Government support this project because we know that by investing in regional communities with projects like this we are helping deliver social and economic benefits that will keep our regional communities great places to live and work into the future. ... See MoreSee Less

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🙌Great things happen when the community works together! It’s been a journey and a lot of lobbying behind the scenes but we got there! Three levels of Government support this project because we know that by investing in regional communities with projects like this we are helping deliver social and economic benefits that will keep our regional communities great places to live and work into the future.

 

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I am wondering with this all the small associations and charities in the limestone coast area will be affected . People will want the glory !!!

Iwould Like To Know This Where Is The Shortfall Of Funds Going To Come From The Poor Old Rate Payers I suppose And What About The Cost Overrun It Would Be A miracle If A Project Of This Magnitudecomes In On Budget

Hey Tony.The rate payers are going to have to cough up the other 14.1 mill+ to get this thing going!!!

Will go down the gurgler like the indoor cricket, tennis, skating, go carts ,golf driving range, mini putt putt, etc etc.

I don't know why people are sad about this as i can tell from the sad emoji. I think it's great for the mount gambier community

there are only two levels of government under the constitution for the Commonwealth in Australia.

Some public transport between Mount Gambier and smaller rural towns in your electorate would have been a better deal and more helpful to more than half your voters. Hope you don't expect the smaller towns to contribute to the shortfall for a facility they may ever get the chance to use due to not being able to get to the Mount....

Let's hope it gets used as much as people say it will 🤔

Pity it wasn't spent on medical.

I pray the bypass in Penola gets done before a nasty problem happens

Now all we need is Aldi .

Interesting data at this address, https://www.mountgambier.sa.gov.au/news/community-and-recreation-hub-planning-progresses, I note it will cost 1.4mil to operate yearly, there will have to be rate increases to fund operating costs.

Wonderful news! This will be great for Community in many different ways sport opportunities, health benefits, socialisation of people of all ages. Congratulations to all who have worked so hard to make a reality.

& yet there are other areas lacking! Healthcare, flights etc so you can hop down off your high horse now

15 mill plus 10 mill equals 25 mill, where is the rest coming from

How about trying to save the Racing Industry hundreds of jobs are going to go,, just puts SA on the no go 🤞

Well done Tony And co. This is going to be great for our town . To the people that are saying it should be used for roads or medical centres. There are all seperate funds for projects like that , So if we didn’t get the money for the rec centre it’s pretty safe to say that a Victorian or new south town would of. Time to put our beautiful town on the map. You little ripper mount gambier. 👍

Well I hope I can get some practical help from him to help maintain our building which is listed on the National Estate in Canberra!!??

Well done Tony, so often we hear people complaining about what this city is lacking. Good job giving the majority of people something we asked for/ need.

This is absolutely fantastic for Mount Gambier! People will travel from everywhere year round to use this facility, we have waited so long for this and it will be an asset for the future generations! Finally!! Congrats to everyone who has worked so hard to gain the funding and raise awareness of how much we need this 🙏🏻🙌🏻

Another step forward for our region’s capital.

Now the same for the Riverland please.

Congratulations! Awesome news Tony. Well done to everyone else who fought so hard for this. I can’t wait for it to be built! I plan on swimming there regularly. This is a huge step in the right direction for Mt Gambier.

What about the animal welfare league? Is there any thing you can do for them? I am sure they do not want millions!

Well done!!! This is great news for Mt Gambier!

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✅Our Government is investing a record $1.45 billion for community mental health services through the PHN network across Australia. Ensuring funding for services that offer the best support, tailored to local community needs is vital, nowhere more so than in regional communities. I look forward to this funding ending up in the hands of our wonderful network of community service providers. ... See MoreSee Less

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✅Our Government is investing a record $1.45 billion for community mental health services through the PHN network across Australia. Ensuring funding for services that offer the best support, tailored to local community needs is vital, nowhere more so than in regional communities. I look forward to this funding ending up in the hands of our wonderful network of community service providers.

🏌️‍♀️!! LETS GET ACTIVE BARKER !! 🤸‍♀️
We know that being active is great for our physical and mental health, which is why we want to get more Australians more active more often. If you are a sporting, or community organisation with a program (either new or existing) that will improve the health and wellbeing of your community by getting people active, I encourage you to apply for funding though our Government's new Sports Participation Grant Program. Go to sportaus.gov.au/participationgrants Applications close 18 Feb🏃‍♂️
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🏌️‍♀️!! LETS GET ACTIVE BARKER !! 🤸‍♀️
We know that being active is great for our physical and mental health, which is why we want to get more Australians more active more often. If you are a sporting, or community organisation with a program (either new or existing) that will improve the health and wellbeing of your community by getting people active, I encourage you to apply for funding though our Governments new Sports Participation Grant Program. Go to sportaus.gov.au/participationgrants Applications close 18 Feb🏃‍♂️

 

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🤸‍♀️ Wonderful to see the new Berri Sports Precinct is such a hub of activity! The Berri District Youth Club is one such organisation benefiting from the new premises that is delivering better social outcomes for the Berri community. It's really exciting to see projects I fought for in Canberra being used to their full potential and ticking so many boxes, either directly or indirectly, for the whole community. ✅

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GYMNASTICS IS NOT JUST A KID'S SPORT 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♂️ The Riverland's Berri District Youth Club is experiencing an increase in participation in its adult gymnastics classes. Class numbers have risen from around two to three participants to as many as 12. Participants say they enjoy challenging themselves, while improving their fitness. Berri District Youth Club president Amanda Rodden says it's great to see adults, who are often parents too, focusing on themselves. "We're always good at getting our kids involved in doing things, but we forget about us sometimes," she says.
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🔥Severe fire danger rating for most of Barker today, including total fire bans. Follow the SA Country Fire Service on Facebook for the latest advice and warnings. Please stay vigilant and, while we are experiencing this extreme weather, don't forget to check on elderly friends, family and neighbours and look after pets and wildlife that may need a little extra help staying cool and hydrated. 💧 ... See MoreSee Less

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🔥Severe fire danger rating for most of Barker today, including total fire bans. Follow the SA Country Fire Service on Facebook for the latest advice and warnings.  Please stay vigilant and, while we are experiencing this extreme weather, dont forget to check on elderly friends, family and neighbours and look after pets and wildlife that may need a little extra help staying cool and hydrated. 💧

 

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It would be a pity if the bom site couldn't use the words total fire ban after the fire rating severe.

Great to see the Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club Inc. supporting the campaign to raise awareness of Meningococcal. It was wonderful to catch up with Skylar’s mum Sally at the race the other day and talk about continuing to fight for vaccines to be freely available for all Australians. We had a great win getting the B strain vaccine made available in SA. The fight for it to be included on the National Immunization Program continues. Justice For Jordan - Meningococcal Awareness ShareacinowithSkylar ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Great to see the Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club Inc. supporting the campaign to raise awareness of Meningococcal. It was wonderful to catch up with Skylar’s mum Sally at the race the other day and talk about continuing to fight for vaccines to be freely available for all Australians. We had a great win getting the B strain vaccine made available in SA. The fight for it to be included on the National Immunization Program continues. Justice For Jordan - Meningococcal Awareness ShareacinowithSkylar

👨‍🔬📡CALLING ALL BARKER STEM STUDENTS🚀👩‍🏭 Applications are now open for funding to help regional students with the costs of studying STEM at university or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) institution through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program. Applications close February 1. Go to www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships to apply. ... See MoreSee Less

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👨‍🔬📡CALLING ALL BARKER STEM STUDENTS🚀👩‍🏭 Applications are now open for funding to help regional students with the costs of studying STEM at university or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) institution through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program. Applications close February 1. Go to www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships to apply.

 

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