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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The Coorong and Lower Lakes are such important economic and envirnomental assets. The issues that this region faces include the rise in the number of fur seals and salintiy levels in Lake Albert. I want to bring these issues to the forefront of leaders in Canberra and my State collegues in Adelaide. ... See MoreSee Less

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Words are easy Tony Pasin. I’ll wait to see if there is anything behind it.

The Federal Hotel in Mount Gambier organized a 24 hour treadmill-a-thon fundraiser with proceeds to support the Nangwarry footy club and childhood cancer. A fantastic initiative that I was proud to be part of last night! Well done to all involved in this brilliant community effort! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Federal Hotel in Mount Gambier organized a 24 hour treadmill-a-thon fundraiser with proceeds to support the Nangwarry footy club and childhood cancer. A fantastic initiative that I was proud to be part of last night! Well done to all involved in this brilliant community effort!

💡Calling all community groups who want to be more energy efficient and lower their power bills💡
A $5 million Solar Communities Program will provide grants of up to $12,500 for eligible community organisations for small-scale solar and battery projects. This is part of our $50 million investment in the Energy Efficient Communities Program. Contact my office to obtain an expression of interest form. Be quick - EOIs are due back by March 26!
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💡Calling all community groups who want to be more energy efficient and lower their power bills💡 
A $5 million Solar Communities Program will provide grants of up to $12,500 for eligible community organisations for small-scale solar and battery projects. This is part of our $50 million investment in the Energy Efficient Communities Program. Contact my office to obtain an expression of interest form. Be quick - EOIs are due back by March 26!

 

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Many children who have attended school today will be taking part in our initiative to curb bullying. I want my girls to grow up in a society that says ‘Bullying - No Way!’

Scott Morrison (ScoMo)
Today is the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. This is a joint government initiative for schools and community groups to take action against bullying. “Bullying - No Way!”
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how the hell would anyone from government know how to stop bullying. As they are the best at bullying and blackmail .

So glad my kids attend a school that actually educates them, gives them responsible boundaries,self discipline and personal encouragement to be their best. A place where they don’t feel intimidated by any idealism and are only encouraged to find the divine in their world.

Beautiful day here in Lucindale! I’m here today and tomorrow so come past and say hi. 👋 ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful day here in Lucindale! I’m here today and tomorrow so come past and say hi. 👋

Naracoorte Primary School welcomed me today where I presented a new Australian Flag and spoke with them about my role as the Member for Barker and our Parliamentary system.
In a mock Parliamentary role play, the students debated the contentious ‘No Homework Bill’ which proved not so contentious in the end when even the Opposition Leader Harry crossed the floor to vote with the Government to abolish homework!
If only passing legislation was this easy in Canberra!
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Naracoorte Primary School welcomed me today where I presented a new Australian Flag and spoke with them about my role as the Member for Barker and our Parliamentary system. 
In a mock Parliamentary role play, the students debated the contentious ‘No Homework Bill’ which proved not so contentious in the end when even the Opposition Leader Harry crossed the floor to vote with the Government to abolish homework! 
If only passing legislation was this easy in Canberra!

 

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wonderful day best of luck dear tony

The kids loved your visit Tony. Good on you!

My daughter hasn’t stopped talking about this visit, she throughly enjoyed it. Thanks for visiting Tony 😀

Thanks so much Tony. We all had a great time, and a good laugh! Great way for the kids to learn!!!! Civics and Citizenship is an extremely important part of our HASS curriculum. Today you may have inspired students to take active parts in their clubs, communities and maybe even government one day. Very much appreciated in your busy schedule.

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Thank you to all who came to my Kapunda community meeting last night. Really great to see so many new faces and get to know the community. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to all who came to my Kapunda community meeting last night. Really great to see so many new faces and get to know the community.

Kingston's main streets are getting a facelift! Our Government is investing $668,000 in the Kingston District Council's 'Main Street Stimulus project' to link up the three main streets and re-invigorate the town centre to increase business and tourism. Our Government is building better regions though investing in projects just like this one. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kingstons main streets are getting a facelift! Our Government is investing $668,000 in the Kingston District Councils Main Street Stimulus project to link up the three main streets and re-invigorate the town centre to increase business and tourism. Our Government is building better regions though investing in projects just like this one.

 

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again residential street miss out.

I was down at Kingston south east today and most of the roads in and around the town are pretty good. so how do they come up with this rubbish. the money could be better spent elsewhere. money for votes and nothing else

It was an honour to spend time with Drought Coordinator General, Major General Day in Barker yesterday as he spoke to farmers, irrigators, local and State Government representatives to hear first hand the experience of our primary producers in the Riverland and Mallee. Major General Day is undertaking important work across the country to inform our Government on long term drought policy. ... See MoreSee Less

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It was an honour to spend time with Drought Coordinator General, Major General Day in Barker yesterday as he spoke to farmers, irrigators, local and State Government representatives to hear first hand the experience of our primary producers in the Riverland and Mallee. Major General Day is undertaking important work across the country to inform our Government on long term drought policy.

 

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He visited Karoonda yesterday, wonder how he went with no phone service, something that is impacting this area

Tony, is this true? Hello Friends of our National Parks, By Steven Nowakowski Hinchinbrook Action Group m) 0402 810 411 You may not be aware, but our National Parks are now open for developers. Secretive Expressions of Interest by the state government have been released to open up our most special and sensitive places to developers. This has happened under the guise of ‘eco-tourism’. What you can do: Please join us at Parliament House Brisbane this Wednesday (13th March) at 10am. Some points to consider: i) Successful developers will be handed 60 year exclusive leases. ii) Tax payers are subsidising these developers to the tune of millions of dollars. For example, tax-payers are currently paying for the new multi-day walk on Whitsunday Island, then most likely Brett Godfrey will be the successful tenderer for exclusive leases along the track. His company will then be handed a $5m gift to future-proof his business! By the way Brett Godfrey is also Chair of Tourism and Events Queensland! iii) Leases are managed by Dept. Natural Resources not National Parks. DNR cannot even enforce existing lease conditions much less new ones in National Parks. iv) Governments come and go. Lease conditions will most likely change and we end up with exclusive leases within our National Parks that end up being ‘party-pads’ for the wealthy. v) National Parks will now be managed to protect and enhance private infrastructure instead of long term ecological outcomes. vi) Tasmanians are fed up with their National Parks being privatised and are now revolting against any expansion in their state. vii) The Nature Conservation Act must be re-installed to pre-Newman era as promised by Palaszczuk in the 2015 and 2017 state elections. We do not oppose eco-tourism. We do oppose private exclusive leases within National Parks! Private infrastructure has always been located outside National Park boundaries. Steven Nowakowski Hinchinbrook Action Group m) 0402 810 411 What you can do: Please join us at Parliament House Brisbane this Wednesday (13th March) at 10am.