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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Back in Canberra this week! ❄️
I’m keeping Barker up to date by speaking to local radio stations, as I did with Ian Jeffrey at 5RM this morning about the new Select Committee that the Prime Minister has asked me to Chair. Our Government wants to drive growth into our primary industries. We’re aiming for $100 billion industry by 2030, meaning more jobs and more prosperous rural and regional communities.
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Back in Canberra this week! ❄️
I’m keeping Barker up to date by speaking to local radio stations, as I did with Ian Jeffrey at 5RM this morning about the new Select Committee that the Prime Minister has asked me to Chair. Our Government wants to drive growth into our primary industries. We’re aiming for $100 billion industry by 2030, meaning more jobs and more prosperous rural and regional communities.

 

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We seem to always have a new committee for every thing but nothing to show for it at the end of the day!

Primary Industry has been and always will be a major part of Australian export and well being. The climate emergencies should be disconnected from the power sources.

Business as usual.

Tony, Communication is a key need. Just outside of SA’s 2nd largest City at Compton & OB Flat there needs to be mobile & NBN Towers erected. At OB Flat there is a small exchange, so can optical fibre be run out to that exchange !!

Might need some coal power to help that along ;-)

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Honoured to attend the Lameroo Lions Club’s handover lunch this afternoon. Congratulations to newly elected President Lion KC and outgoing President Lion Andy Cornish. ... See MoreSee Less

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Honoured to attend the Lameroo Lions Club’s handover lunch this afternoon.  Congratulations to newly elected President Lion KC and outgoing President Lion Andy Cornish.

 

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Good job KC

Lion kc congratulations everybody best of luck

Congratulations to Ms Joan Weber of Angaston who turned 100 this week! I dropped in yesterday to personally wish her a happy birthday and congratulations on this incredible milestone. 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Ms Joan Weber of Angaston who turned 100 this week! I dropped in yesterday to personally wish her a happy birthday and congratulations on this incredible milestone. 🎉

 

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Hope I look so great if I get to 100....congratulations good looker and a nice thought from you, young Tony.

Congratulations many many happy returns of the day best best of luck dear

The new Community Helpers charitable recycling centre is officially open! I've been a big supporter of this brilliant organisation and it was wonderful to see this project grow from its planning stages to officially opening the doors today in Nuriootpa. This is another example of our Government's Building Better Regions Fund delivering real outcomes for communities. Well done to all involved in the project on reaching this milestone. ... See MoreSee Less

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The new Community Helpers charitable recycling centre is officially open! Ive been a big supporter of this brilliant organisation and it was wonderful to see this project grow from its planning stages to officially opening the doors today in Nuriootpa. This is another example of our Governments Building Better Regions Fund delivering real outcomes for communities. Well done to all involved in the project on reaching this milestone.

 

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Molly Bretag

This morning the Prime Minister outlined our plan to grow our agricultural, forestry and fisheries industries. Part of this includes a House of Representatives Select Committee to examine the future needs of rural and regional economies. The Prime Minister has tasked me with chairing this important Committee. I'm really looking forward to bringing together the stories and experiences of regional economies and using them to drive growth and create jobs in our rural and regional industries.

Scott Morrison (ScoMo)
Our farmers are the best in the world despite years of drought and hardship. That’s why today at the Daily Telegraph’s Bush Summit in Dubbo, I announced that our Government is committed to take our agricultural sector to a $100 billion industry by 2030.
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Medical weed and hemp will put this place back map and create so many jobs and taxes for government spend on schools and roads ... we 10 yrs behind every other country ... lets be first in aus

Great initiative and good luck Tony. You may want to include looking into the effectiveness of jobactives in supporting people into jobs.

roads, rail and communications appreciate your work

Now if the Government are REALLY SERIOUS, they would put processes into place to build the Bradfield irrigation scheme, and make our once great Nation the food and fiber superpower of the world.

Good onya Tony... 1st thing that needs fixing is MDBA... has to be sustainable water rights across the whole basin... the unsustainable water trading has to go...

Hope this doesn't include fracking Tony

Congratulations Tony on being appointed to this very important role.

Congratulations Tony! A big job, make us proud!

Mobile Phone & NBN Towers for better communication in Rural & Regional Australia 🇦🇺. We have a problem in Mount Gambier just at OB Flat and Compton ??

Excellent. Agriculture is being recognized

Please Help those still in Drought!

Liberal/Nationel party harassing the poor the sick the disabled and those who work part time but still have to claim dole between jobs has killed over 2030 people because of the robo debt. What's it like to force people to suicide on fraudulent debt that does not work in the way of normal law (innocent till guilty)yet the liberal party has not brought one of the liberals tax avoiding Donors who pay no tax to court they have not prosecuted one of the company and individual who use tax havens .You and all the other liberal politicians have blood on your hands. https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/2030-people-have-died-after-receiving-centrelink-robodebt-notice/10821272?fbclid=IwAR0rSIZp-9kOFYr6iNoXdPe3mLT5cChGD4MJGgybyk2VwVO8Ex8wNOvPnhU

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Great news! NBN is upgrading some towers in the Limestone Coast to improve services. Once work is complete it will boost the wholesale broadband capacity of the fixed wireless network. Undertaking the work means that there will be scheduled outages. For the Naracoorte region this will affect users tomorrow and Thursday during daylight hours. For the Mount Gambier region 25-27 July. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great news! NBN is upgrading some towers in the Limestone Coast to improve services. Once work is complete it will boost the wholesale broadband capacity of the fixed wireless network. Undertaking the work means that there will be scheduled outages. For the Naracoorte region this will affect users tomorrow and Thursday during daylight hours. For the Mount Gambier region 25-27 July.

 

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Who come up the idea to have most of Conroe Heights and Oranievale on Wireless NBN? Shocking decision.

Why bother 5g is going to leave it for dead .no wonder they have heaps of trouble from what i seen when they were laying the fiber optic. They layed in on the ground in a bit of plastic pipe across a busy driveway, the plastic pipe lasted 5 minutes and the fiber optic was exposed for months with traffic driving over it .

How about getting up to the riverland Tony... admit there is a serious problem with water... an help us find a way to rectify this problem... and stop hiding behind the truth...

Annie Harris will this affect you at work?

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GREAT NEWS for pensioners. More than 7,600 age pensioners in Barker will benefit thanks to the Morrison Government’s decision to cut the deeming rates. This will mean more money in the pockets of older Australians. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

GREAT NEWS for pensioners. More than 7,600 age pensioners in Barker will benefit thanks to the Morrison Government’s decision to cut the deeming rates. This will mean more money in the pockets of older Australians.

 

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What about us family Carers trying to live on the Carer pension, what’s happening with us. Will we be getting anything to help us. Can only pull the purse strings in so far. 😢😢😢

This absolutely surprises me beacause we just had 5 weeks election on mostly on negative gearing &franking credits now we learn the LNP have reverse changes to deeming changes on mostly pensioners &age pensioners very interesting isn't the untruths through election about Labor policies interesting

Great news!

Unbelievable

Serious top news best of luck all

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Fantastic to see the Barossa Regional Study Hub officially opened last night! This is one of 22 new regional study hubs across the country as part of our Government's commitment to regional and rural higher education.The Barossa Campus will mean local students can take up higher education and training opportunities without having to relocate to the city or travel long distances from home. Well done to the Regional Development Australia Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains on this important milestone. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fantastic to see the Barossa Regional Study Hub officially opened last night! This is one of 22 new regional study hubs across the country as part of our Governments commitment to regional and rural higher education.The Barossa Campus will mean local students can take up higher education and training opportunities without having to relocate to the city or travel long distances from home. Well done to the Regional Development Australia Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains on this important milestone.

 

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Great initiative Tony!

Congratulations to everybody

👏Great to see this project coming along! $3.5 million from the Federal Coalition Government is included in the $9.2 million upgrade to improve this important gateway to the Limestone Coast, delivering economic and social benefits for the region. ✈️The release of the terminal concepts for Mount Gambier Regional Airport Upgrade marks another important achievement in the progress of this $9.2M project. A bold and fresh demonstration of modern architectural thinking, the terminal will be embedded in the landscape to create a memorable experience for passengers travelling to and from the Limestone Coast Region. The design was developed in consultation with Council staff and Elected Members, aviation consultants and key stakeholders through a well-developed governance model of project management that ensures consultation and communication. ... See MoreSee Less

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👏Great to see this project coming along! $3.5 million from the Federal Coalition Government is included in the $9.2 million upgrade to improve this important gateway to the Limestone Coast, delivering economic and social benefits for the region. ✈️