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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This week I took time to visit the Australian War Memorial to see the 62,000 Poppies Display. Each handcrafted poppy has been created by a volunteer and represents an Australian life lost in the First World War. It's all part of the program to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. A poignant reminder that the freedoms we enjoy came at great cost. 🌺 ... See MoreSee Less

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This week I took time to visit the Australian War Memorial to see the 62,000 Poppies Display. Each handcrafted poppy has been created by a volunteer and represents an Australian life lost in the First World War. Its all part of the program to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. A poignant reminder that the freedoms we enjoy came at great cost. 🌺

I spoke to Sky News this morning about meeting our international obligations and reducing energy prices for consumers. Our Government is taking real action to address the cost of energy by creating a default power price, putting consumers and small businesses back in charge, helping to save money on power bills. 💡🔌 ... See MoreSee Less

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How do you convince the climate change worshippers?

Do you have a community project that could benefit from the Federal Government's Building Better Regions Fund? Together with Regional Development Australia Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains and Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland I'm hosting forums about this grant program in Murray Bridge, Berri and Tanunda next week. Go to my website to more info. www.tonypasin.com/building-better-regions-fund-2018/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you have a community project that could benefit from the Federal Governments Building Better Regions Fund? Together with Regional Development Australia Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains and Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland Im hosting forums about this grant program in Murray Bridge, Berri and Tanunda next week. Go to my website to more info. https://www.tonypasin.com/building-better-regions-fund-2018/

 

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I have a few ideas Tony... A little bit of infrastructure down here in Salt Creek is desperately needed. $100k just got spent in Meningie on a dog walking cage no one will use and ten oversized empty pot plant boxes.... we could do with a few bins, sheltered tables and benches and perhaps lash out and a light or three. We only have about a couple of hundred thousand people per year pull into this area and we don’t even have a single bin or shade. We happen to be 2 hours from Millicent and 2 hours from Adelaide till gate but no state government department wants to acknowledge this little speck of a village even exists... I think you know where we are... Thanks mate, this region really really needs your help. Adam

Lindsy Schliebsand Lauren Schliebs, look who just popped up on my Facebook!

June Holland Marcia Camac- arts group? Think you need an ABN though.

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An important day in Parliament today. The Prime Minister delivered an apology on behalf of our Nation to say sorry to all those who were not protected and who's voices were not heard.

Scott Morrison (ScoMo)
Today our nation unites together to say sorry to the victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. I will be delivering this apology on behalf of the Parliament, Government and People of Australia.
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While we await the City of Mount Gambier community poll on whether to proceed with the Mount Gambier Rec Centre, I have secured $15 million from the Federal Government to assist with the project should the community vote in favour of it going ahead! ... See MoreSee Less

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While we await the City of Mount Gambier community poll on whether to proceed with the Mount Gambier Rec Centre, I have secured $15 million from the Federal Government to assist with the project should the community vote in favour of it going ahead!

 

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Just build it. We don’t need to vote. We didn’t have to vote for the main corner, library, rail lands or any other infrastructure. Voting for infrastructure is a waste of money. Surely the decision should just be made on the population of Mt Gambier and surrounding areas. For Mt Gambier to keep moving forward investment in infrastructure and facilities is required so people will stay and we can attract new people to the area. If we don’t move on the back of this funding secured it will be lost and so will the opportunity to build a class facility. Good work Tony

Maybe let’s redo the plans.... an undercover 50m pool (that can be used for comp) and a bball court that the pioneers could play (court markings)

Well done Tony let’s hope we don’t waste this opportunity as this could become a community hub like the library!!!

What do you do with a recreation centre and where does it go?

3/4 of the target

Will this money still be available when labor win the next election?

Well done Tony. People for years have wanted this centre. We elect councillors to make decisions for us so hope it proceeds quickly after the election

Tony, Could you find another 15 mill to fix the Beachport Millicent road instead of the patchwork we just got? Thanks

Credit where it’s due Tony please keep pushing for the people who are passionate about our community moving forward.

Congratulations Tony. This is a much needed facility and will not only cater for Mt Gambier Community but will draw many visits from other States to events that can also raise revenue towards upkeep. I sincerely hope we don’t let opportunity pass

As the presiding member of the community and recreation hub i would like to congratulate Tony on securing the funding job well done.

That's fantastic news and I hope people think ahead and realise this is a fabulous investment for our community

Well done Tony. Great start. Always working hard for the people of the south east.

a decent recreational facility for our young people would be ready welcome

Lovely shot there Tony, good on you getting it done

If They don’t want it Tony move it up to Naracoorte and upgrade our tired Sports Centre where Basketball tennis and Netball all need new courts

It is great to see such proactiveness and that you were able to secure this Tony. I can honestly say I have never met an MP more hard working and constantly pushing for their electorate!

Well done Tony

Great news Tony. Better than reading the negativity in the Border Watch from a certain section.

Well done & thankyou.

Fantastic news

Fantastic work!!

if this community does not get behind it they need to have their heads read

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Congratulations to local business owners Brice and Liz Crick on opening the new Mount Gambier East McDonalds! Its the success of our small businesses that ensures our economy continues to grow and create more jobs! 🍔🍟 ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to local business owners Brice and Liz Crick on opening the new Mount Gambier East McDonalds! Its the success of our small businesses that ensures our economy continues to grow and create more jobs! 🍔🍟

 

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Maccas isnt small business tony its a multi billion dollar international business.

congratulations every body best of luck my friend

Back from Canberra and set for a great couple of days at the Mount Gambier Show! I’ll be here today and tomorrow so pop by and say hello! 👋 ... See MoreSee Less

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Back from Canberra and set for a great couple of days at the Mount Gambier Show! I’ll be here today and tomorrow so pop by and say hello! 👋

 

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Looks good! You need a blue bowtie! #PM

Het down and see this guy, if you want something done, he'll get it done #photowiththepm

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I spoke in Parliament this week about the Mount Gambier Pioneers and the uncertainty that they face. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tony I love your support of the Pioneers as always. We really appreciate it. Tom Kosch and his board are working extremely hard and doing everything possible to ensure the future of the Pioneers. We all have a belief that common sense and fair play in sport will prevail. We have our fingers crossed. Love your work.

Eight aspiring female leaders from across Australia with skills in, and a passion for Agriculture have been undertaking a one-on-one leadership mentoring program for the past 18 weeks. This morning I attended their graduation breakfast in Canberra and met up with Deanna Lush of Palmer and Penny Schultz of Field. To have two out of eight from Barker is symbolic of Barker punching above its weight when it comes to impressive talent in Ag! ... See MoreSee Less

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Eight aspiring female leaders from across Australia with skills in, and a passion for Agriculture have been undertaking a one-on-one leadership mentoring program for the past 18 weeks. This morning I attended their graduation breakfast in Canberra and met up with Deanna Lush of Palmer and Penny Schultz of Field. To have two out of eight from Barker is symbolic of Barker punching above its weight when it comes to impressive talent in Ag!

I was going to post a photo of me and my Parliamentary colleagues at the Carers Australia breakfast this morning but this video is so much more powerful. This says it all. #Carers2018

Carers Australia
Olympic champion Bronte Campbell tells us why she cares this National Carers Week!

Tell us why you care by sharing your caring story on our website, and make sure to check out all the inspiring stories that have already been posted: bit.ly/1Oiz5uo
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