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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🎉🍾 BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND ROUND 4 ANNOUNCEMENT 🎉🍾

Project 2:
$339,000 for the Murray Bridge Golf Club‘s Redevelopment. Fantastic news for Murray Bridge!

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🎉🍾 BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND ROUND 4 ANNOUNCEMENT 🎉🍾
 
Project 2:
$339,000 for the Murray Bridge Golf Club‘s Redevelopment. Fantastic news for Murray Bridge!
 
#PasinDelivers

🍾🎉BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND ROUND 4 ANNOUNCEMENT 🍾🎉

Project 1:
$700,000 for the Tatiara District Council's Caravan Park Redevelopment. A great outcome for Bordertown!

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🍾🎉BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND ROUND 4 ANNOUNCEMENT 🍾🎉
 
Project 1:
$700,000 for the Tatiara District Councils Caravan Park Redevelopment. A great outcome for Bordertown!

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Bordertown Caravan Park

#LIVE: Major reforms to Australia's foreign investment framework

Scott Morrison (ScoMo)
#LIVE: Major reforms to Australia's foreign investment framework
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🚧 While in the Riverland this week, I caught up with Renmark Paringa Mayor Neil Martinson to check out the progress on Government Road.

This $ 5.9 million project is a partnership between Council and the Federal Government whose contribution is $3.825 million courtesy of the Special Local Roads Program.
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🚧 While in the Riverland this week, I caught up with Renmark Paringa Mayor Neil Martinson to check out the progress on Government Road.
 
This $ 5.9 million project is a partnership between Council and the Federal Government whose contribution is $3.825 million courtesy of the Special Local Roads Program.

🏡👷Great news for local builders, tradesman and those working in Barker’s timber mills with the announcement of the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder program.

To find out if you’re eligible for the $25k grant, visit: ‪www.treasury.gov.au
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🏡👷Great news for local builders, tradesman and those working in Barker’s timber mills with the announcement of the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder program. 

To find out if you’re eligible for the $25k grant, visit: ‪www.treasury.gov.au

 

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How is it "great news for tradies". Maybe 20% will get ONE job out of it. Build homes the the homeless. Get people off the streets AND create actual employment, not another con.

How about giving $25k to people living with disabilities in houses not fit for purpose? What about all those who are homeless? This just demonstrates how completely disconnected from reality this government is. 😢

Seriously? This mob have got no idea , show me the average person who has 150k to spend for a 25k return and I'll show you a bunch of rich people !

Libs do have a bit of a habit of making things unreachable to the average person. I can understand the good of the concept, but I don't know how many people have a back pocket full of 150 grand to hand over like that. Maybe more incentives for younger working people, who will be working and paying taxes into their 70s. Once again, this is geared towards an older demographic, and are likely to live in marginal city seats.

No help for pensioners to make their homes safe for aging mobilities. Need ramps, hand rails etc. etc that would be a great help. Don't have $150.000 just our pension.

I don't see how it will "create jobs", it's just gonna give people already planning on building or expensively renovating a slight discount. Can't see anyone racing to spend 150,000 dollars because they'll get 25k back. Do you really think we are that dumb? Let me know when a single person is hired with the sole reason being because of this grant. 1 single job.

Sorry mate but this is one horse that you should not back. This is not job creation it is only good for sustaining current jobs. You have missed the target by a long way. Great if you have a secure job to build .

Even if I was eligible, it still mean I have to spend thousand of my own money - no thanks. How about putting it into rundown public housing?

$150k for rennovations is too high for our regional areas Tony! It suits Sydney not us.

Who the heck has 150K in the bank to spare on a reno project???? Get in touch with the common people and stop being so aloof

The rich win again!!😞😡😩

Whoever sat around the table and came up with this scheme are disillusioned...so removed from the real world we are living in!! We are in a recession and we've got $150k laying around for reno's....yeah ok 🤦

A poorly designed scheme that ignores Australians in real financial trouble. Why didn't the government announce building low-income housing, which we need so badly, or retrofit current government housing to improve their standard and prepare for climate change? Both would still help the construction industry but would also improve the lives of people being hit hardest by a poor economy and the corona virus economic fallout. At a time when economists are begging for governments to spend on society's infrastructure, both state and Federal schemes rely on asking middle Australia to go further into debt to improve their own homes when we already have the world's 2nd largest private debt of nearly 200% of GDP! This cannot end well. Poor policy by a bunch of politicians thinking of their own investment portfolios. Australians deserve better.

This Supports wealthy not average not going where it should be failure

If it was available to the pensioners. $25k & I could finish my house

More welfare for the already wealthy.

Only good for building a new home , no good for Reno’s. Do first home owners still get the $15 k plus this ?

Wow! Something positive happens and all some people can be is negative....

A BS scheme. Money would've been better spent (in SO many ways) if used to construct 'social housing'.

Handouts to rich people :(

Another Public Servants Idea that Scomo Likes!!

What a politically sordid attempt.

No one will be eligible for the money here

How is that affordable when you have too spend $150k to get the grant for 25k for the renovation you do 🤷‍♂️

It’s actually a bit crap Tony...

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The Australian Government is investing $66 million into the search for a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as measures to ensure we are as prepared as possible for future pandemics.

This funding extends the $30 million already pledged for the Coronavirus Research Response.
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The Australian Government is investing $66 million into the search for a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as measures to ensure we are as prepared as possible for future pandemics.  

This funding extends the $30 million already pledged for the Coronavirus Research Response.

 

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Sorry this is not on! Research exists and tells us there is NO way a vaccine will work - look at the flu vaccine - always have a flu season and have available flu jabs. It mutates. There is no stopping it. In reality 99% of people survive. This is a waste of OUR money - try buying back OUR water and invest in our country and small business. This is becoming criminal.

Double it then triple it then double it again. R&D is the key to a prosperous future.

Waist of time.

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The Scout’s water activity centre near Blanchetown known as Roonka is amazing. It was such an honour to be shown around it yesterday.

I took the opportunity to discuss how the grant provided under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants Program will assist their hardworking volunteers and left them with a brand new Australian Flag. 🇦🇺

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The Scout’s water activity centre near Blanchetown known as Roonka is amazing. It was such an honour to be shown around it yesterday.  

I took the opportunity to discuss how the grant provided under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants Program will assist their hardworking volunteers and left them with a brand new Australian Flag. 🇦🇺

Roonka Water Activity Centre 
Scouts SA

 

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❤️ Lovely picture xx

Building works have officially begun at the Renmark Town Centre with the first sod turned yesterday!

$1.4 million funding from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund will see Renmark’s town centre transform from a neat functional zone to a captivating centre for recreation, dining and retail and once complete, will include a water play area, river viewing deck, public artwork, landscaping, new shelters, furniture and barbeques.

For regular updates and information, visit: www.renmarkparinga.sa.gov.au/services/major-projects
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Building works have officially begun at the Renmark Town Centre with the first sod turned yesterday!

$1.4 million funding from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund will see Renmark’s town centre transform from a neat functional zone to a captivating centre for recreation, dining and retail and once complete, will include a water play area, river viewing deck, public artwork, landscaping, new shelters, furniture and barbeques.
 
For regular updates and information, visit: https://www.renmarkparinga.sa.gov.au/services/major-projects

 

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Trust all appreciate the Work Effort of Tony He works like a Drovers Dog Never Explains Never Complains Just there every day For All !

I had a blast yesterday with members of the Blanchetown RSL Sub-Branch who recently received $30,000 in Federal Government funding as part of the Veteran and Community Grants Program.

That funding will pay for the installation of an air conditioner and solar panels and the purchase of a defibrillator.
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I had a blast yesterday with members of the Blanchetown RSL Sub-Branch who recently received $30,000 in Federal Government funding as part of the Veteran and Community Grants Program.
 
That funding will pay for the installation of an air conditioner and solar panels and the purchase of a defibrillator.

 

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They look like true blue Aussie battlers to me

Continuous glucose monitoring devices are making a huge difference for many people with Type 1 diabetes- Just like Tyson.

Our Government is providing fully subsidised continuous glucose monitoring devices under the National Diabetes Services Scheme to over 37,000 eligible people including pregnant women, children and those with concessional status. Given the impact these devises are having to improve quality of life for diabetics I’m really keen to see the eligibility criteria expanded to all Type 1 diabetics.
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