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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Huge day at Mundulla Show today.

Congratulations to the committee on another fantastic event.

Next weekend you can catch me at the Tanunda Show!
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Congratulations to Jodie for her win for Labor in the seat of Dunkley. Although tge LNP are claiming they increased their vote, it was only because Hanson and Palmer pulled out of the race. Based on the actual numbers of votes counted, the Labor vote actually increased.

Makes me think of my Dad- John Hamilton his home town

It’s show time! 

My mobile office is set up at the Mannum Show and the Mundulla Show today. 

Please come by and have a chat with myself or my staff if we can help in anyway. We’d love to see you and hear your views!Image attachment

It’s show time!

My mobile office is set up at the Mannum Show and the Mundulla Show today.

Please come by and have a chat with myself or my staff if we can help in anyway. We’d love to see you and hear your views!
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2 days ago
Our rural and regional media outlets are such an important part of community and supporting the young and emerging journalists is all part of fostering stronger communities for the long term.
 
It was great to drop in and congratulate Country Press SAs Young Journalist of the Year, Imogen Evans at The Bunyip Newspaper today. 

Congratulations to all award winners annouced last week, including those in Barker: 
BEST NEWPAPER (larger) - The Leader Newspaper - Barossa Valley 
BEST COMMUNITY PROFILE - Murray Valley Standard 
COMMUNITY ADVERTING - The Murray Pioneer

Our rural and regional media outlets are such an important part of community and supporting the young and emerging journalists is all part of fostering stronger communities for the long term.

It was great to drop in and congratulate Country Press SA's Young Journalist of the Year, Imogen Evans at The Bunyip Newspaper today.

Congratulations to all award winners annouced last week, including those in Barker:
BEST NEWPAPER (larger) - The Leader Newspaper - Barossa Valley
BEST COMMUNITY PROFILE - Murray Valley Standard
COMMUNITY ADVERTING - The Murray Pioneer
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Great work Imogen 💪🏼 The Bunyip Newspaper and well done on the back to back The Leader Newspaper - Barossa Valley 👌🏼

How about getting regional news back on tv or as it is all about cities

Under Labor’s proposed carbon tax on new vehicles, Aussie families could pay up to $25,000 more for a SUVs or 4WDs. 

The PMs will hit families who rely on SUVs to get their kids to school and tradies who rely on utes to do their job.

Under Labor’s proposed carbon tax on new vehicles, Aussie families could pay up to $25,000 more for a SUVs or 4WDs.

The PMs will hit families who rely on SUVs to get their kids to school and tradies who rely on utes to do their job.
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This is biggest con job done by the Liberals. There are two countries left in the world that don't have anti pollution designs for vehicle motors and that's Australia and Russia. Even China has restrictions on polluting vehicles. This initiative means that future motors powering our fleet will be less polluting than what we had in the past. This means that we will receive cutting edge motor power from motor vehicle manufacture the world over. So there won't be price hikes as these motors aren't just made for us they already exist. What this means for the petrol head fraternity is you'll keep your motors longer but we will be reducing pollution through better design. Every year motors are getting smaller as there is more horse power gained from every litre of fuel. This is something the Liberals should have done years and years ago but as usual they make the biggest noise and do the least amount of work. In Australia as the climate change bites we need every tool in the tool box to reduce our pollution output.

The minister sitting on your front bench would disagree. But you would rather spread FUD. www.paulfletcher.com.au/print/op-ed-clean-air-and-cars-can-be-a-much-healthier-mix

The thing is Tony, what's the alternative in regional communities? As chair of Kapunda Business Alliance, the lack of community transport in our region comes up constantly. Metro residents have options... but again in the regions we are left to pay the bills, volunteer to fill the gaps left in services and be in all honesty second rate citizens.

I don’t have kids but I get called a ‘milf’ on tinder can I get this discount

The dog whistler whistles

When making emotional statements such as this, you really need to identify the source of this information Tony, so that people can independently evaluate its reliability for truth and accuracy. A typical current LNP strategy across the board. 🤨

Bowen is immune to reality. Only need to look overseas to see Bowen is taking Australia down the path of failure He's flat out lying when he spruiks that EVs are cheaper to run The petrol and EV from Melbourne to Sydney. Ask Bowen to explain that. He carries on like the village idiot during question time

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This week I took the opportunity (again) to draw the Federal Parliaments attention to the unprecedented challenges being faced by wine grape growers in the Riverland. 🍇

It's certainly not the first time I've spoken in the Federal Parliament on the matter and I suspect it wont be the last. I'll keep advocating on behalf of growers until the Labor Government take action.
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Thank you Tony. It's not just the grapegrowers and winemakers it's also the suppliers that rely on their business. My own business is running at 30% revenue than it was even in the middle of COVID. No one or governing / representatives being held accountable. There has to be accountability. Even the feedback presented to Wine Australian and Australia Grape and Wine on their LONG AWAITED One Sector Plan was, and I paraphrase, "Nonthis plan doesn't need accountability, it is a plan to guide on planning out strategic and operational plans in the future... 2024 or 2025"...

The Liberal government totally destroyed the market by increasing diplomatic tensions with our biggest importer in 2021. I hope the liberals barking at China, for popularity with the domestic audience was worth it for your party. BC Australian farmers and crayfisherman are paying a heavy price for it. Not just in wine, but barley and red meat too.

Is this before or after you were ejected little dog whistler

The second half of 2023 was the deadliest six months on Australian roads since 2010.

While Government can do more to reduce road trauma, all road users can play a part in making our roads safer. 

Yesterday, I signed the Australian Road Safety Foundation pledge as a road user to take responsibility for myself and others on the road. 

#ChooseRoadSafety

The second half of 2023 was the deadliest six months on Australian roads since 2010.

While Government can do more to reduce road trauma, all road users can play a part in making our roads safer.

Yesterday, I signed the Australian Road Safety Foundation pledge as a road user to take responsibility for myself and others on the road.

#ChooseRoadSafety
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Where can I find state stats on causes of road accidents.

Fantastic to catch up with Michelle McLaughlin of Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation in Canberra today- a not-for-profit organisation with a vision of zero child pedestrian fatalities.

LBDF is working towards this vision with education about how parents, caregivers and drivers can keep children safe around roads.

If you see one of these signs on your local area there’s a good chance that the work of LBDF is being adopted by the local council and by working together, making our roads safer for children. 

Read more at https://www.littlebluedinosaur.org/about/

Fantastic to catch up with Michelle McLaughlin of Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation in Canberra today- a not-for-profit organisation with a vision of zero child pedestrian fatalities.

LBDF is working towards this vision with education about how parents, caregivers and drivers can keep children safe around roads.

If you see one of these signs on your local area there’s a good chance that the work of LBDF is being adopted by the local council and by working together, making our roads safer for children.

Read more at www.littlebluedinosaur.org/about/
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Sadly Tony there are still young children being injured and killed in unfortunate incidents at home. Driveways and movements by horse, motor bike, 4wd buggy, ..... can so quickly be lethal.

Now we see the light evolutionslaw.net ✨️

Safe around roads? 😂😂😂😂 ✅ Fertility rates down 64% ✅ Miscarriage rates up 50% ✅ All cause mortality- up 17% ✅ Depopulation ✅ Premeditated murder

We heard first-hand this week about the real impact that Anthony Albanese’s new car and ute tax will have on motorists, families and tradies.

Australians would be shocked to know this tax is coming on our favourite cars.

The PM’s tax will hit families who rely on SUVs to get their kids to school or sporting carnivals and tradies and farmers who rely on utes to do their job.
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I am sick and tired of misinformation and disinformation from those bending their knee to Dutton. The legislation is exactly what a member on your side was advocating while your side was in government. It is to make cars with internal combustion engines more fuel efficient: no more, no less. Evidence proves that prices of these vehicles will be on par with those sold now. Sure, you will pay more if you choose an EV; which some think thus is all about. Consumers will still have a choice. As a member situated in a country electorate with constituents having to travel many Kms, I would have thought you would support the introduction of more efficient internal combustion motor vehicles.

Why can't an additive be made that could placed in cars to help with the emissions? They made an additive years ago to allow leaded petrol cars use unleaded fuel . Why can't something similar be made instead of increasing the price of cars & forcing ev on us?

I hope the wheels fall off their little EV's

Yet another LNP beat up.

Funny! Paul Fletcher, member for Bradfield, manager of opposition business, your colleague, wrote an article for the Australian newspaper while the LNP was in power, advocating exactly what the Albanese government is now doing. Part of Fletcher's statistics from the American, Asian and European experience was that it will not push up prices of vehicles.

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Angaston Show has set the bar high as it kicked off the 2024 show season for me today!

Congratulations to the organising committee on a great event.

And thanks to everyone who stopped by for a chat.
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Thank you for your support and for being a part of the Children’s Discovery Trail!

Thank you for the lollies & educational posters for the kids.

Sun is shining and we’re all set for a great day at the Angaston Show!

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