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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Today I had the pleasure of catching up with Nathan Woodrow, a local Riverland man, who at just 22 years of age is a fashion entrepreneur and founder of Ryde Clothing.
 
Ryde Clothing has become a successful, independent adventure and lifestyle brand that recognises and interacts with a range of local business’ and brands. 
 
Its fantastic to see young entrepreneurs across Barker following their dreams.
 
Congratulations Nathan 👏🏻

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Today I had the pleasure of catching up with Nathan Woodrow, a local Riverland man, who at just 22 years of age is a fashion entrepreneur and founder of Ryde Clothing.

Ryde Clothing has become a successful, independent adventure and lifestyle brand that recognises and interacts with a range of local business’ and brands.

Its fantastic to see young entrepreneurs across Barker following their dreams.

Congratulations Nathan 👏🏻

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17 hours ago

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That's awesome! Congratulations!🥇🌞🌟

Hope you bought one from him 🙂

Mandy Clark

Jesse Heemskerk Laura Davison

Many young South Australians have been aspirational Paolo Sebastian had his gowns on the red carpet at the Oscars by the time he was 20, sadly the media love showing youth in a bad light

Will you be in Rebmsrk tomirrow

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NAIDOC Week has kicked off in the Murraylands under the theme ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’

Today I attended the Annual Bridge Walk in Murray Bridge, followed by the flag raising and Awards Ceremony.

NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support the local First Nations community - a full list can be found at www.naidoc.org.au/

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NAIDOC Week has kicked off in the Murraylands under the theme ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’

Today I attended the Annual Bridge Walk in Murray Bridge, followed by the flag raising and Awards Ceremony.

NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support the local First Nations community - a full list can be found at www.naidoc.org.au/

Rural City of Murray Bridge #NAIDOC2022 #NAIDOC
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2 days ago
Thanks to President David Bruhn and the team at the North Gambier Football & Netball Club for hosting me today at their sponsor’s day. Great fun, great food and great footy and netty!

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4 days ago

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Non inviatemi

Today, AGL and Origin Energy’s South Australian customers face power price hikes of 8.5% and 6.5% respectively.

Yet at the election, Labor promised power bills would be cut by $275 a year.

Labor don’t want to talk about this broken promise anymore. So as a reminder, here is one of the many advertisements where they lied to Australians during the campaign👇

Today, AGL and Origin Energy’s South Australian customers face power price hikes of 8.5% and 6.5% respectively.

Yet at the election, Labor promised power bills would be cut by $275 a year.

Labor don’t want to talk about this broken promise anymore. So as a reminder, here is one of the many advertisements where they lied to Australians during the campaign👇
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Albo hasn’t been in the country long enough to remind him of this promise. He must have a few frequent flyer points now.,

There will be a lot more broken promises before his term is over.

Power Will only get dearer under labor with their pie in the sky climate ideas

You can't fix these major problems from the neglect the previous government has caused in a decade it will take years to recover 1 trillion of debt just ain't going to disappear the people complaining are scott Morrison fans you need to realise the actual damage you people have done by voting Morrison government in for a third term and take responsibility for it

No why should they the liberals forget to tell the Australian public that they completely ruined the whole energy organisation,but let’s blame labor those bloody terrible politicians that been in for a couple of weeks,it should have been enough time to fix the stuff ups that the liberals created over 9years

Albo in his election advertising blamed scomo for being out of the country while the bushfires were rampant .but he is out of the country while sydney is flooding .standards

Tony, it’s not yet 6 weeks since the election. Let’s see what happens in the next 10 months. PS I remember some other people promising that they are the experienced & better economic managers. S’pose we’ll see in the next months how much truth that claim had PS can you explain why Peter Costello sold our gold reserves ?

Don’t blame Albo it was the inaction of the Morrison government on climate change and the support of green energy has caused this issue. So Tony don’t try to gain headlines by blaming somebody else for your governments stuffup. The voters delivered a rebuke of your parties mismanagement which hopefully will lead you in the backwaters for sometime to come. Good luck with your new leader your party deserves him.

It wont be easy with Albanese

And you expect us to believe this is all Labors doing. What was your mob doing when you were in power. Setting it up for your buddies to profit gouge and hope the brown stuff didn't hit the swirly thing before the election.

Very few politicians are any good and less able to do something about the problems, liberals and labour are as bad as each other, selling COR fuel refinery, commonwealth bank, the diamonds argyle region of wa , electricity supplies and now half of Vic roads in Victoria, private companies operating speed cameras and the nhvr doing truck policing

Been in office for two minutes. What did your mob do?

So much for renewable will be cheaper, will our feed in tariff increase by 8.5%?

They ALWAYS lie about cuts in costs!

You all lie and break election promises. Doesn't matter whether it's Labor or Liberal, it's always lies

The voters told you what they though of your government and its corrupt ways and with electing Dutton as your leader it’s obvious you are not going to change your lying ways of pretending to care for people over profit.

Nothing but lies. Every election from both Labor and liberal. NONE OF THEM CAN BE TRUSTED TO DELIVER. QUOTE

Typical politicians giving promises then as soon as they win it's WHAT PROMISE!!!

Says the guy who was part of the cause of the problem.

Government need to start up another power company as it’s been deregulated and cut the price of electricity people will migrate back to them they will then have money coming in to use as before it was deregulated and other companies will have to drop their prices or loose customers EASY FIX

Horrendous Thieving Energy Companies have been Fleecing EVERYONE for 15 years. NO-ONE seems to be able to stop this. They have had forever to get the Grid ready for the power pouring in from the people and renewabe companies but are making us all pay for that! at the eleventh hour. Should be ashamed of themselves causing massive hardship to the people. 😡😡😡😡😡

It was the Lib's that stuffed the country including the elec.

Cannot believe he has given out 100 million to Ukraine whilst Australians are facing so many challenges at the moment. Time to get the bible out Albanese Charity begins at home!

probably cant afford it now after paying the french 900 million for f--k all, your all a bunch of free loading tossers. A vote for either party is a vote to get screwed, thats why the independants are getting so many votes🤬🤬

Most Western government politicians at the moment seem unprepared to actually be honest with their citizens that these years of monetary easing and focus on climate change has left us vulnerable and with ridiculous debts. Living beyond your means never ends well. Reduced government spending is the place to start, then a serious discussion about nuclear power for long term cheaper energy security and reduced emissions. It's not that hard if they actually cared about the people.

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Fantastic to have National Soils Advocate, Honourable Penelope Wensley AC in the South East today. 

The day started with a site tour at the award winning business Bio Gro, followed by a roundtable discussion at Wynns Coonawarra, which was a valuable discussion with soil stakeholders about the importance of soil health, soil sustainability and management on a national and local industry level. 

Read more about the National Soil Strategy at https://www.awe.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/national-soil-strategy.pdfImage attachmentImage attachment

Fantastic to have National Soils Advocate, Honourable Penelope Wensley AC in the South East today.

The day started with a site tour at the award winning business Bio Gro, followed by a roundtable discussion at Wynns Coonawarra, which was a valuable discussion with soil stakeholders about the importance of soil health, soil sustainability and management on a national and local industry level.

Read more about the National Soil Strategy at www.awe.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/national-soil-strategy.pdf
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6 days ago
I am saddened to hear the passing of football legend Neil Kerley in a car accident at Walker Flat. 

Neil Kerley, 88, was a two-time premiership captain-coach with West Adelaide and South Adelaide, and won a further two premierships as coach of Glenelg and West Adelaide.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the wider SA Football community. 

Vale Neil Kerley.

I am saddened to hear the passing of football legend Neil Kerley in a car accident at Walker Flat.

Neil Kerley, 88, was a two-time premiership captain-coach with West Adelaide and South Adelaide, and won a further two premierships as coach of Glenelg and West Adelaide.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the wider SA Football community.

Vale Neil Kerley.
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7 days ago

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RIP, a very sad day for South Australian football. 🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛

Neil was great in the 1990's Seven AFL coverage, still the best coverage of AFL I have ever seen, RIP Kurls.

A champion of the game. Vale.

I had privilege to be coached by Neil our cousin tony sugar Shaw played in w win on grand final for south Adelaide

RIP Kerls it is a very sad day for the state and football paternity. My sincere condolences to the family.

Put the fear of God into the Vics both physically and mentally as they knew he’d never back down as shown in this image. We were lucky he was one of ours. You’ll be forever missed Kerls 😢 #stateoforigin #crows #legend #muscles

Very sad. He was an amazing footballer. RIP Kerls.

A great and good bloke, who was well respected💞

Love his commentary on the early crows games as a boundary rider. RIP

RIP ‘Knuckles’ 😔 my thoughts are with your family at this time

Very sad 😞 he will be missed. ♥️

So sad, rip mate 😭

Listening to Cornseys Conversations with Neil. Kerleyin 2017.

RIP 💕

RIP

Rip

Jo, have u heard of this guy?

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Rest In Peace legend

One of SA’s greatest ! R.I.P. Kerls.

RIP Knuckles

R.I.P

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Older Australians should be able to keep more of what they earn.

A Dutton government would support older Australians who choose to work more by doubling the amount of income age pensioners and veteran service pensioners can earn without reducing pension payments.

This change will make it more worthwhile for older Australians to pick up an extra shift or work extra hours and help small and regional businesses deal with labour shortages.

Older Australians should be able to keep more of what they earn.

A Dutton government would support older Australians who choose to work more by doubling the amount of income age pensioners and veteran service pensioners can earn without reducing pension payments.

This change will make it more worthwhile for older Australians to pick up an extra shift or work extra hours and help small and regional businesses deal with labour shortages.
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1 week ago

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They could have done that while they were in Government !

It depends how it is implemented. With seasonal work, as you know having the Riverland in your electorate, you can earn lots of money in a few weeks then none for months. If it is done fortnightly, this would be a disadvantage. But if it was a certain amount a year, it would work well. And please stop partners payments being affected also. When my partner was on sickness benefits, we got less money if I worked 5 days than if I worked 4, but my job was full time.

Yes and if this is successful watch job vacancies be filled! Across Keith and Naracoorte there are signs everywhere looking for workers and they cant find them.

Yeah righto because the average 80 year old is supposed to be having to work in order to afford to live. Did the election not teach anything? The liberals are out of touch and thankfully out of government. Sadly labor will just be much the same under a different name.

Why focus on people at retirement age when everyone is suffering. How’s your fuel price monitoring going, worked a treat hey!? Fuels dearer than ever while barrel prices aren’t, strange!? Cost of living is through the roof with “Covid tax” and inflation being blamed. Housing crisis with rent not being recognised as loan payment ability, you can pay $500/week rent but can’t afford a mortgage for $300/week with no government assistance to people in all pay brackets. Other states cut stamp duty, whats been done in SA? Plenty of effort to encourage EV’s but can’t provide reliable power for houses, let alone electric cars! I like you slogan, getting it done! I’d like to know what “it” is though because at this moment in time “it” is not cutting it! 🤦🏻‍♂️

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I was honoured to attend the official Rotary Club of Murray Bridge Changeover Night on the weekend.

During the evening the Club welcomed the newly elected President, John Whimpress and awarded six major awards for the year 2022.

Congratulations Rotary Club of Murray Bridge! The evening shared good fellowship and true community spirit 🙌
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1 week ago
Congratulations to those sworn in as Australian citizens today at the Rural City of Murray Bridge All Culture Festival. 

Welcome to the greatest country in the world! 🇦🇺
 
As Australians we should take pride in our citizenship, celebrate our democratic values and what unites us as Australians.

Congratulations to those sworn in as Australian citizens today at the Rural City of Murray Bridge All Culture Festival.

Welcome to the greatest country in the world! 🇦🇺

As Australians we should take pride in our citizenship, celebrate our democratic values and what unites us as Australians.
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2 weeks ago

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Can they speak English