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 kmΒ² 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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I would like to thank all those who have put their faith in me at the ballot box and have given me the opportunity to continue to serve the people of Barker.

To the eight candidates who put up their hand to run in Barker this election, thank you for serving to provide electors with a choice.
 
I look forward to continuing my work with communities across Barker to make our region an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

I would like to thank all those who have put their faith in me at the ballot box and have given me the opportunity to continue to serve the people of Barker.

To the eight candidates who put up their hand to run in Barker this election, thank you for serving to provide electors with a choice.

I look forward to continuing my work with communities across Barker to make our region an even better place to live, work and raise a family.
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7 hours ago

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Congratulations on a well deserved result Tony. Keep doing the great work you have been.

Well done Tony and team πŸ‘πŸΌ well earned & deserved result πŸ‘πŸ»

Congratulations Tony... Well deserved. Keep up the amazing work for Barker.

Well done to you Tony and your amazing team. Well deserved!!!

Well deserved, Congrats Tony.

Congratulations Tony, this will be a difficult time for your party, I'm asking you to please consider your vote for the leader carefully. Dutton will continue to take the party away from the people it used to represent. Which is an issue for all Australians, we need strong parties that serve our communities, not fringe factions pandering to small but loud sections. Thank you

Congratulations Tony , keep up the great work you and your team members do.

That truly shows your character Tony acknowledging the other candidates. Congratulations and look forward to continue to work along side you

Great work Tony, congratulations!

Great job Tony... I hope you get promoted to the front bench!!

I voted for you and think you work extremely hard for our community. I think the wider loss is down to exactly what you said after the SA election results on Peta Credlin show. You nailed it.

Congratulations. I guess it is going to be different now that you are in opposition. Thankyou for your achievements for our community whilst you have been a member of the government. ..

Well done Tony.

Well done Tony!

Congratulations Tony

Congratulations πŸ‘ Tony

Congratulations Tony

Congratulations Tony. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ·

Thank you Tony for all you have done ❀

Very pleased you kept your seat Tony.πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’―

Well done πŸ‘ keep up the amazing work

Well done Tony. Family time now.

Congratulations Tony

Onya Tony, keep the bastards honest mate!

Congratulations Tony Pasin MP βœ…

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A huge thank you to my amazing team on the ground across Barker. 

This campaign and today would not be possible without your support!

A huge thank you to my amazing team on the ground across Barker.

This campaign and today would not be possible without your support!
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1 day ago

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Congratulations Tony A well deserved win. Thank you for representing the people so well

Congratulations ✨⭐️✨

Where’s your photo Ben Venning?

Put your hand up to lead

Your electorate is full of good people who can’t afford to be activistsοΏΌ, you’re the only truly safe liberal MP in our state

Pasin delivers has a nice ring to it as a leader to the liberal party since Morrison stepped down . Think it would be a great opportunity for you to get elected as leader ! Great and honest and a man that delivers! Just food for thought !

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Proud to be joined by my wonderful family as I cast my vote at Mount Gambier High School.

With your support I can continue to work with you to make Barker an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

Proud to be joined by my wonderful family as I cast my vote at Mount Gambier High School.

With your support I can continue to work with you to make Barker an even better place to live, work and raise a family.
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2 days ago

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You'll be back in Canberra before you know it!!! #1

Gee your girls are growing up πŸ’•

Well done Tony Pasin MP you have work very hard for your elector all the best for tonight and beyond.

Good luck Tony

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It’s a great privilege to represent the people of Barker and I am so proud of what we have been able to achieve together.

βœ… With your support I can continue to work with you to make Barker an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

It’s a great privilege to represent the people of Barker and I am so proud of what we have been able to achieve together.

βœ… With your support I can continue to work with you to make Barker an even better place to live, work and raise a family.
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2 days ago

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All the best mate, look forward to seeing you in Waikerie again soon continuing the great work you do for the Riverland West region.

Hope you make it. Need your help in Mount Gambier. I hope you can look at women's health in breast screen Australia and Visual impaired seniors. Need clinic in town. I'm a pensioner and it's cost me 1000.00 dollars to have laser surgery. That's all my pension gone. No food this week. Need a clinic for Wednesday pension day to assist pension as in other states. Hope you can assist and help. I'm legally blind in one eye. Jane.

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may the Independant candidates show you the curb, we have had a gutful of your corruption and ignorance to the will of the people. may you begone and never return.

Tony Pasin just blows my mind the preferences you’ve suggested. Like 🀯. I don’t vote liberal but you seem like a good person. So yeah 🀯

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For those who are in COVID-19 isolation after testing positive for COVID after 6pm last Friday, you can now register by telephone to vote in the Federal election. Online registration is available until 3:30pm tomorrow. Go to www.aec.gov.au/election/covid19-affected.htm to register!

For those who are in COVID-19 isolation after testing positive for COVID after 6pm last Friday, you can now register by telephone to vote in the Federal election. Online registration is available until 3:30pm tomorrow. Go to www.aec.gov.au/election/covid19-affected.htm to register! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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No need to if test positive after 6PM.

yes, because phone voting is not a scam. criminals.

Steve Virtanen

Josh Sneath

Only because a candidate threatened legal action, why didn't the government have this sorted with the AEC

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Its been a busy week out and about in the local communities. A fantastic afternoon tea with Monique Bareham - 2022 SA Local Hero, Lymphoedema Advocate and Mt Gambier Breast Cancer Support Group. I would like to congratulate Monique on her advocacy for lymphoedema.
Yesterday the City of Mount Gambier welcomed the Limestone Coast Tour of Honour. It was an honour to meet and chat to the 2022 South Australians of the Year inspiring individuals.Image attachmentImage attachment

Its been a busy week out and about in the local communities. A fantastic afternoon tea with Monique Bareham - 2022 SA Local Hero, Lymphoedema Advocate and Mt Gambier Breast Cancer Support Group. I would like to congratulate Monique on her advocacy for lymphoedema.
Yesterday the City of Mount Gambier welcomed the Limestone Coast Tour of Honour. It was an honour to meet and chat to the 2022 South Australians of the Year inspiring individuals.
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3 days ago
It’s Election Eve! 

Great to join Selina Green live with Labor candidate Mark Braes at the ABC South East studio this morning to discuss the 2022 Election campaign and our respective party policies.

It’s Election Eve!

Great to join Selina Green live with Labor candidate Mark Braes at the ABC South East studio this morning to discuss the 2022 Election campaign and our respective party policies.
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3 days ago
#BREAKING! The unemployment rate has fallen to 3.9%, the lowest level in nearly 50 years. 

Our economic recovery is leading the world. 

Now is not the time to turn back.

#breaking! The unemployment rate has fallen to 3.9%, the lowest level in nearly 50 years.

Our economic recovery is leading the world.

Now is not the time to turn back.
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3 days ago

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So logic would say we have 96.1% of the population with jobs then????

How many are under employed?

It's scary and funny that you believe those figures are in any way an accurate representation of what is really classed as "full employment".

Well done team.

Bullshit and you know it Tony

One of the urban political myths that never ceases to amaze me is how many people believe the oft spread story that the Morrison Govt were the ones who introduced the concept of counting one hour per week as being employed - 🀣🀣🀣 - the truth is actually that the measure has been used by every Liberal and Labour Govt in this country since 1982 - it’s a measure set down by the United Nations International Labor Organisation and used in over 170 countries so labour productivity can be compared between countries. So now you know the facts instead of the BS tale….Also, no Aussie Govt introduced the ILO measure - Australia automatically took it on being we are members of the UN

If only you'd let all the people forced out of work, return to their jobs, that rate would be even lower.

Probably extras this cycle all employed by the electoral commission for the elections SA State and federal

It would help if we did not have the most cringeworthy Prime Minister ever. Also would like to know why pollies get paid so much in retirement when the general public have to live in poverty and our government doesn't give a rats about it?

This is only because your government refused to stop mandates..many people are on leave without pay, making them unable to get another jib or renders them unemployed..all helping fudge the numbers when in reality the numbers are much higher

Rubbish!!! All those who have lost their jobs are not being accounted for as they sit at home, not officially sacked

Doesn't take into account all those employees currently locked out by their employers because of mandates. Hardly a true statistic of our current workforce.

Helped, of course, by closing the borders for Covid, which was a good move but which also dried up the pool of available labour. What Tony does not mention is that the PARTICIPATION RATE (the total number of people or individuals who are currently employed or in search of a job) is at a RECORD LOW and only 4,000 new jobs were created in April. ABS figures show workforce participation eased slightly to 66 per cent, driving most of the decline in unemployment. In other words, Tony and the Liberal Party are being loose with the truth. Again.

Stop embarrassing yourself. If I only work 60 minutes and 1 second per week, I'm technically employed. Must be nice to change the definition of unemployed to work the numbers in your favour. Scomo must go. Major parties must go. People are silly and really need to wake up!!!

3.9% ‼️ Tony Pasin ? This number is not a true indicator of those who have part time or casual jobs but wish more hours or those who wish to work but other factors prevent them. It does not account for those who are so traumatised or disheartened by their encounters with shonky job search providers who churn their clients through “training courses” for their own benefits that they withdraw from the cruel “system”. On ABC radio today a young woman spoke of working 5 part time jobs to get a total of 40 hours a weekοΏΌοΏΌ to earn enough $ to cover her basic living costs. Does she count as 1 employed person ? Or as having 5 jobs ? What of those who want to work and are actively job searching, but their partner earns enough that they cannot qualify for Job Seeker? Tony Pasin MP, can you supply a month by month report of the full time equivalent number of current jobs and their median rate of pay for those who are employed ? If not then this announcement is likely just carefully selected statistics without real value or true indication of the health of our national economy. PS we are told Australia is leading the world in our recovery post CoVid. When will the Morrison (or whoever replaces him ) government raise JobSeeker to the Poverty Line ?

Fantastic.

Tony Pasin MP have you agreed to sign WHO treaty??

Isn't this slight blip in unemployment just a result of the AEC temporarily hiring 105,000 polling staff that will disappear after the election? Your government is refusing to deny this misleading cause..

Actually according to Morgan Gallop it’s actually 18.10%

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Today the Allendale East Area School Student Leadership Team hosted their very first Biggest Morning Tea at the Port MacDonnell Golf Club.

It was fantastic to see so many community members gather for a cuppa and support such an important event.

Congratulations to the Student Leadership Team on raising such vital funds to support the Cancer Council.Image attachmentImage attachment

Today the Allendale East Area School Student Leadership Team hosted their very first Biggest Morning Tea at the Port MacDonnell Golf Club.

It was fantastic to see so many community members gather for a cuppa and support such an important event.

Congratulations to the Student Leadership Team on raising such vital funds to support the Cancer Council.
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3 days ago

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Wow!! Looks fantastic. Thank you so much for your support πŸ‘πŸ’™πŸ’›

Super proud of you all 😍

Mel Reed Allendale East Area School

Well done team Allendale East Area School

I hope you're successful today

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Ive been working with the Rural City of Murray Bridge to help them deliver their Sturt Reserve Master Plan.
 
I am proud to deliver more than $5.1 million Federal Government funding to the Sturt Reserve Master Plan, including a new and improved Recreation Precinct, a new boat ramp, funding for the Murray Bridge History and Tourism Precinct, a new Regional Rowing Facility at Murray Bridge Rowing Club, a new War Memorial and funding for the Murray Bridge Lawn Tennis Association.
 
The riverfront at Murray Bridge truly is transforming into a first-class leisure destination. I look forward to seeing further projects completed this year.

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I've been working with the Rural City of Murray Bridge to help them deliver their Sturt Reserve Master Plan.

I am proud to deliver more than $5.1 million Federal Government funding to the Sturt Reserve Master Plan, including a new and improved Recreation Precinct, a new boat ramp, funding for the Murray Bridge History and Tourism Precinct, a new Regional Rowing Facility at Murray Bridge Rowing Club, a new War Memorial and funding for the Murray Bridge Lawn Tennis Association.

The riverfront at Murray Bridge truly is transforming into a first-class leisure destination. I look forward to seeing further projects completed this year.

#PasinDelivers
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4 days ago