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,Learn more about Barker
Long weekends are a great time to get away and spend time with friends and family. It's also an incredibly busy time on the roads.
Please plan your trip, allow extra time for additional traffic, take breaks and avoid distractions. ... See MoreSee Less
As the sun surely sets:
Dawn will see it arise,
For service, above self,
Demands its own prize.
You have fought the good fight:
Life’s race has been run,
And peace, your reward,
For eternity begun.
And we that are left,
Shall never forget,
Rest in peace friend and colleague
For the sun has now set.
We will remember.
We will remember.
Hasten the dawn ... See MoreSee Less
Let’s get on with investing in road infrastructure projects to improve safety and efficiency!
This intersection upgrade on New England Highway at Cabarlah in Queensland was funded under the former Coalition Government…Under Labor it’s one of over 400 important projects under threat.
Garth Hamilton MP ... See MoreSee Less
Please don’t forget local roads / first mile .
In Toowoomba Region today with Garth Hamilton MP and local Councillors to discuss the road infrastructure needs of region.
The former Coalition Government had a $120 billion infrastructure pipline that was delivering nation building projects across the country.
Labor need to stop the funding cuts and delays and get on with building economy-growing, productivity enhancing infrastructure. ... See MoreSee Less
Toowoomba Region, Cr Melissa Taylor for Our Region, Cr Melissa Taylor for Our Region thanks for taking the time to talk about critical local road issues.
Well Garth Hamilton MP words and posturing are fine. But these councillors are missing in action when it comes to stopping this north south bypass cutting through our communities
Garth Hamilton MP have you travelled between Crows Nest and Toogoolawah recently? The dirt road, a significantly shorter route from the Downs to the Brisbane Valley, has been upgraded by Somerset Regional Council. It’s now a two lane road comparable with the New England Highway in places. It has the potential to cut off as much as 70km on a trip. The problem is that there’s still 10km of dirt road, which is poorly maintained by Toowoomba Regional Council. Could this be addressed by you and your parliamentary colleagues (I think it’s Deb Frecklington MP) to TRC to complete the project?
Government spending, increases inflation, puts pressure on cost of living and home loans. Plus there's a mountain of debt left from a previous government. mmm
I want to ensure that Basin communities have every opportunity to have their say on the Labor Government’s proposed changes to the Basin Plan and the use of buybacks.
Join me and the Shadow Minister for Water, Perin Davey together with members of the Coalition’s Backbench Policy Committee to have your say on how these changes will impact regional communities.
WHEN: 10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, 3 October, 2023
WHERE: Renmark Hotel, Murray Avenue, Renmark, SA, 5341
RSVPs welcomed to Tony.Pasin.firstname.lastname@example.org or 0887247730 ... See MoreSee Less
The Waikerie Cliff Top Walk has undergone a refurbishment thanks to a grant of $350,000 from the former Coalition Government’s Murray Darling Basin Economic Development program.
The program aims to strengthen and diversify the economies of local communities impacted by previous water recovery policies under the Basin Plan.
We know all too well that water recovery has negative impacts on communities but by supporting local tourism, this Federal funding will help to bridge the gap. Government has an obligation to protect and manage shared resources like the water of the Murray Darling Basin but Government also has a responsibility to ensure communities remain economically sustainable.
It was fantastic to partner with the Rotary Club of Waikerie, who should be congratulated for their contribution to community through this initiative. Not only are they supporting the local economy but preserving the history of the early pioneers at the same time. ... See MoreSee Less
Hey Southend 👋
I'll be holding a community listening post and I'd love to see you there to chat about the issues important to you and the Southend community!
WHEN: 5:30pm, Monday 9 October, 2023
WHERE: Southend Community Centre, Eliza Street, Southend SA 5280
It will also offer the opportunity to update the community on my continued fight for the Southend Access Rd/Southern Ports Highway intersection.
Southend Progress Association
Wattle Range Council ... See MoreSee Less
Now 2x Brownlow medallist!
Congratulations Lachie! A homegrown Barker Sporting hero from Kybybolite and the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League!!Congratulations Lachie Neale, 2023 Brownlow medal winner! ... See MoreSee Less
Many families across Barker remain on long waiting lists for early childhood education while those lucky enough to have secured places are facing higher fees despite the promise of ‘cheaper childcare’ under Labor.
Labor's inflationary policies mean providers are facing increasing cost pressures on food and consumables, record energy prices, rent increases, and increasing labour costs.
Labor’s childcare election promise has done nothing to offer cost of living relief for families.
Labor is out of touch and has no answers. ... See MoreSee Less
Sadly, Australia's road toll is on the wrong trajectory – 8.4% higher than the previous 12 month period.
If we want to make headway in reducing the number of Australian lives lost on our roads, we need to get on with upgrading on our road network and collecting the necessary data to inform road safety investment decisions.
The Labor Government is dragging its feet on the collection and reporting of road safety data while major road infrastructure investment has all but ceased. ... See MoreSee Less
Not always the road... drunk driver's, drug affected driver's and fatigue driver's, Speeding driver's.
need more RAIL ...