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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🎬 Speaking this morning on Sky News about the weakening of our Nation's border protection under a possible Labor Government. ... See MoreSee Less

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Karin-Joe Oswald. When you are a Government that has failed to deliver to everyday Australians, riddled with corruption, all you have left is fear. They are putting all their eggs in this basket. That a strategy that worked 18 years ago in the times of the Tampa lies will work again. We will see whether the Australian people can see through this BS in May.

As if anything on sky news can be called a credible interview, sky news would make Goebbels jealous for lies and propaganda. Sky news is not a news but just biased far right opinions disguised as news.

Well said Tony!

And you're actually promoting yourself with this one? The facts of the matter? Really? How about the fact that in the last 4 years 64,362 applications for asylum have been made under your government compared to 44,581 applications over 5 years under Labor. How about the fact this only affects those currently held in detention and not new arrivals. How about the fact ASIO has stated the advice they gave regarding this matter has been misrepresented by the government? Facts huh?

There are borders under Labor?

Great interview Tony,

The liberal using the old right wing ploy of using scapegoats and scare campaigns. The liberal party and Tony Passin doing what the far right have always done use scape goats to appeal to the lowest come denominators it worked in Germany in the 30s to win power for the far right and Pasin and liberal are just using the same ploy again to try to appeal to the lowest common denominators. The far right never change only their scapegoats first it was Jews then it was Asians then it was refugees. I m no supporter of Muslims but what worries me is this scapegoating my parents who left Europe because of the scaped scapegoating and deportation during the war this sort of behaviour my Parents thought they had left behind in Europe disgrace on the liberal (Far right of the party that is) for playing on people fears and using the far right wing ploy of scapegoating.

You and your Mob are just NOT listening to what Labor has and is saying!! You are choosing to deliberately trash them yet the joke is truly on you and your Mob because....Labor has NO intention of changing YOUR policies re. border protection AT ALL! The latest amendment re Medevac of SICK/ILL refugees/asylum seekers is NOT an open gate for more people to attempt to come to Australia by boat!!! You mob have been doing that quite nicely over the past 4 years at least where the boats have slowed yet the increased majority have been coming in via PLANES!!!! Oh for goodness sake.......talk the truth and acknowledge your own failings too!!!!

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🌲🌲 Big news for the Green Triangle! 🌲🌲
Forestry in the Limestone Coast will play a pivotal role in our Governments plan for a billion new trees in forestry plantations to meet future needs for wood and fibre. The creation of a Green Triangle Hub is great news for the local industry, our local economy and local jobs. ✅

Scott Morrison (ScoMo)
Our Government is committed to supporting all Australia’s core industries, including forestry, resources and agriculture. Earlier today I announced new support for more forestry jobs with details of nine new regional forestry hubs across the country under our $20 million plan.
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ScoMo is a good man!

the man the legend Tony pasin

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2233504610045156&set=gm.2423802637649913&type=3&theater

Well I fo agree with the man there we do need to support our forestries better. ..

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With local footy season starting soon, I took the opportinity to speak in Parliament this week about the Nangwarry Football Club and community spirit exemplified since the fire destroy its clubrooms back in Janurary. ... See MoreSee Less

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How much will the government donate to rebuild the club?

A new purpose built facility for childcare and community and social activities is on its way for Karoonda! The Karoonda Early Childhood Centre & Community Hub is being funded through our Government's Drought Communities Program. $550,000 has been approved for District Council of Karoonda East Murray to begin work on this project. Great news for the Mallee! ... See MoreSee Less

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A new purpose built facility for childcare and community and social activities is on its way for Karoonda! The Karoonda Early Childhood Centre & Community Hub is being funded through our Governments Drought Communities Program. $550,000 has been approved for District Council of Karoonda East Murray to begin work on this project. Great news for the Mallee!

 

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Awesome news!!

Great news.

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Fantastic!

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The Federal Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP is coming to Mount Gambier. This is your opportunity to ask the Federal Health Minister questions and hear directly about Government initiatives from the Minister.
Join us for a community Q&A forum on Wednesday, 27 February from 5:30pm at the Dress Circle, Main Corner Complex Mount Gambier.
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The Federal Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP is coming to Mount Gambier. This is your opportunity to ask the Federal Health Minister questions and hear directly about Government initiatives from the Minister. 
Join us for a community Q&A forum on Wednesday, 27 February from 5:30pm at the Dress Circle, Main Corner Complex Mount Gambier.

 

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As I presided over the original amalgamation of all of the state HeartKids groups in 2004 ( I was chair of HeartKids SA) to make HeartKids Australia in 2007 and then was on the national board to 2013 , I would love to attend to hear about the recent $26M announcement through the good work by HKA and supported by Greg Hunt . I have a grown HeartKid 30 years of age with 34 hospital stats including 3 major heart operations plus 3 pacemakers changes.

Do you need to rsvp Tony?

Dwayne Baker

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❣️Another great funding announcement❣️
Yesterday, on international day for congenital heart disease, our Government announced that we will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease. Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of deaths for Australian infants and the second leading cause of death for children.
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❣️Another great funding announcement❣️ 
Yesterday, on international day for congenital heart disease, our Government announced that we will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease. Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of deaths for Australian infants and the second leading cause of death for children.

 

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Good on you Tony

-Throw back Thursday-
It was great to visit Loxton Men's shed recently to announce $7,300 to upgrade their shed including solar hot water system, storage area and retaining wall. Feeling the love for the Loxton community today!
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-Throw back Thursday- 
It was great to visit Loxton Mens shed recently to announce $7,300 to upgrade their shed including solar hot water system, storage area and retaining wall. Feeling the love for the Loxton community today!

The choice is simple. Our plan for strong borders or Labor's plan that will see the boats begin again.

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We've stopped the deaths at sea, closed 19 detention centres and removed all children from detention. Sign up to support strong border protection policies that work: http://lbr.al/lj2f
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Tony, Government Senators voted against a Royal Commission into abuse and neglect of disabled Australians and following the motion's passage through the Senate, yesterday the PM extended question time in an unprecedented action to avoid discussing it in the house of reps. Why is your party so desperate to prevent an enquiry into how disabled Australians are treated?

What is the plan for our farmers aid ? It is needed NOW !!!

Need more Statesmen and less Polititions in Parliament .Where are the people who are there for the good of our country and all it’s people rather than for themselves

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FACT: the boats never stopped. Total number of boats turned back Dec 2013 to August 2016 is 29 (28 in data provided by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in a doorstop interview transcript, Bungalow QLD, 23 June 2016 and one further boat identified by P Dutton, boat returned to Sri Lanka, media release, 17 August 2016). On 17 October 2016, these figures were confirmed in Senate Estimates (a total of 740 people from 29 vessels had been returned to their country of departure since December 2013. The SUCCESS (at high financial cost) has been in the boat turn back policy, not in stopping boats. In contrast in 2013 alone, 300 boats arrived in Australian waters carrying 20,587 people. FACTS are vital to build a sound case. Boat turn backs have clearly been the most effective deterrent but don’t claim boats stopped, they didn’t.

Why did there have to be a court case to get each child out of detention?

Seriously you are making the choice harder by putting this muppet up as leader. Don’t get me wrong, liberal values in me are what makes it hard. You are just lucky the muppet your against has the charisma of a washcloth.

Done

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- IN PARLIAMENT TONIGHT -
Our strong border protection policies over the past 5 years enabled us to secure our borders. We stopped the boats and the tragic drownings at sea while getting children out of detention and off Nauru.
TONIGHT Bill Shorten and the Labor Party voted with the cross bench- including the Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie MP - to weaken our borders. What happens now is on their head.

Liberal Party of Australia
🚨 Labor has just voted to weaken border protection. 🚨 If you support strong borders, add your name here: http://lbr.al/lj2f
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You guys lost a conscience vote today. Not related to stopping boats nor the Labour Party. It was supported by 7000 Doctors and many Australians. Indefinite detention is harmful for the detainee's, including children being held in a captive limbo. It is also harmful to our humanitarian credibility as a nation.

People can bribe doctors so they can be sent to Australia. I think people in detention have been offered other countries to go to but they refuse as they know Australia will take care of them [ housing money etc ].

As a Catholic, as a Christian, you’re happy to let people die in immigration detention centres, rather than fly them in temporarily on doctors orders, and with border force advice, for medical treatment?

You guys are toast at the next election. :)

The Coalition maybe a bit unstable, however, they are strong on the economy and border protection. We can not afford Labor at the May election. Vote against Bill Shorten and the Labor Party.

Please do not vote for Bill Shorten at the next election we will go back into the red as the liberals just got us out since Gillard was there I will have to take my super out if they get in or there will be no more frankiing credits 😡

Labour will regret this crass political stunt. I thought they were supposed to be in "lock step" with the sound and successful border protection policies of the Libs.....

I realise you don't have an option in posting party propaganda, but this is disgraceful and reflects badly on every coalition parliamentarian.

Labor gets paid for this crap, I don't like the idea of detainees anymore than the next person but if they can afford to pay people smugglers then they should be able to get in line and come here correctly. If I were in government I would be useing our airforce and return all boat people to their country of origin that would be cheaper then detaining them

The LNP policy is neo liberals policy locking children up in camps like we did 50 60yrs ago that's the LNP policy discrace

What about our farmers😡

Absolutely disgusting

Disgraceful!!!! 😡

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📣'Listen Up Riverland'! Riverland YouthTheatre have received grant funding from the Regional Arts Fund to implement a new program which aims to equip youth with the technical and creative skills to design, develop and produce their own podcast. I dropped into RYT recently to learn more about it. I look forward to listening to what is produced through this project. ... See MoreSee Less

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📣Listen Up Riverland! Riverland YouthTheatre have received grant funding from the Regional Arts Fund to implement a new program which aims to equip youth with the technical and creative skills to design, develop and produce their own podcast. I dropped into RYT recently to learn more about it. I look forward to listening to what is produced through this project.