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

Thanks tony

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

Final deliveries this week to some of the RSL Sub Branches in #Barker on my annual Bundy Run. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday April 19th, 2018

More positive employment data out today showing that employment increased by 4,900 in March. On average the economy has created more than 1000 jobs a day over the last year!  The Coalition Government have the right economic plan, creating the right market conditions to give local businesses the opportunity to create more and better paying jobs. And today’s employment figures add to the great news that Jobactive has achieved 1 million job placements since July 2015.

More positive employment data out today showing that employment increased by 4,900 in March. On average the economy has created more than 1000 jobs a day over the last year! The Coalition Government have the right economic plan, creating the right market conditions to give local businesses the opportunity to create more and better paying jobs. And today’s employment figures add to the great news that Jobactive has achieved 1 million job placements since July 2015. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday April 19th, 2018

The Coalition Government is committed to creating jobs for Australians.  In the Barker electorate over 1,567 have participated in the Work for the Dole program since the 2016 election.  I caught up with a couple of program participants recently in Mount Gambier and Murray Bridge to speak about the program and find out first-hand the benefits for job seekers and the community.

The Coalition Government is committed to creating jobs for Australians. In the Barker electorate over 1,567 have participated in the Work for the Dole program since the 2016 election. I caught up with a couple of program participants recently in Mount Gambier and Murray Bridge to speak about the program and find out first-hand the benefits for job seekers and the community. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday April 18th, 2018

Thanks to everyone who attended the community meeting tonight at Nangwarry. Next stop is Eden Valley on Monday 23 April. #Barker #communitymeeting

Thanks to everyone who attended the community meeting tonight at Nangwarry. Next stop is Eden Valley on Monday 23 April. #Barker #communitymeeting ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday April 18th, 2018

The Oakden scandal shocked the nation. As a result of an independent review ordered by the Federal Government, the Coalition Government has today announced significant aged care reforms. At the heart of these reforms, aged care regulation, compliance and complaints handing will be brought together in a new and independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.  It is critical that we put in place a system that will ensure disasters like Oakden are never repeated.

The Oakden scandal shocked the nation. As a result of an independent review ordered by the Federal Government, the Coalition Government has today announced significant aged care reforms. At the heart of these reforms, aged care regulation, compliance and complaints handing will be brought together in a new and independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. It is critical that we put in place a system that will ensure disasters like Oakden are never repeated. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday April 18th, 2018

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Problem is that the abuse needs to be STOPPED before it happens not an inquiry's after! Why should any older Australian have to put up with in. Inspectors need to turn up and actually inspect at random...and there needs to be a few of them so they can pop up anywhere in the State and not just city!

having worked in aged care & seen first hand ...some people's work practices ...can tell you , that there IS a reason this crap happens Tony !!!..Especially when their training is questionable & their lack of care (by some ) as well .