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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Limestone Coast sporting champions! 🏀🏑🏊
I met up with a few of the 2022 Local Sporting Champions from across the South East this week to congratulate them on their sporting achievements and present them with certificates. 
The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative which provides funding assistance to young sportsmen and women who are participating in a state, national or international sporting competition. The funding grant can contribute towards the cost of travel, accommodation, equipment and/or uniforms for the nominated sporting competition.
for more info on the grant go to: 
www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions

Limestone Coast sporting champions! 🏀🏑🏊
I met up with a few of the 2022 Local Sporting Champions from across the South East this week to congratulate them on their sporting achievements and present them with certificates.
The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative which provides funding assistance to young sportsmen and women who are participating in a state, national or international sporting competition. The funding grant can contribute towards the cost of travel, accommodation, equipment and/or uniforms for the nominated sporting competition.
for more info on the grant go to:
www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions
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Schools across Barker are presenting students with academic achievement awards as the year comes to a close.

Included in many presentation ceremonies is the highly coveted Barker Shield Awards!

Congratulations to students from Coomandook Area School, Kingston Community School, Berri Regional Secondary College, Loxton High School Meningie Area School and Unity College in Murray Bridge for being recipients for 2022!!
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Last night was a really proactive, positive discussion in Mount Gambier about ways forward to secure radiation treatment for the Limestone Coast. 
Thank you to everyone who attended to hear from myself and Icon Cancer Centre - Australia Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Care, Paul Fenton.

Last night was a really proactive, positive discussion in Mount Gambier about ways forward to secure radiation treatment for the Limestone Coast.
Thank you to everyone who attended to hear from myself and Icon Cancer Centre - Australia Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Care, Paul Fenton.
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🚛 Kingston Road is now closed to heavy vehicles. 
In an attempt to stop its closure I wrote to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport suggesting that a relatively small about of flood mitigation works on two short sections of the road on either side of Moorook would ensure the road remains open.

🚛 Kingston Road is now closed to heavy vehicles.
In an attempt to stop its closure I wrote to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport suggesting that a relatively small about of flood mitigation works on two short sections of the road on either side of Moorook would ensure the road remains open.
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Thank you for the information. Even if they just close the lane closest to the river side would be helpful. Stop lights.

Good on you Tony, I hope Tim will do the same. They need to ensure this road is open for people at least in cars and light trucks. It is the new life line.

Thank you Tony, I need to use this road to transport my Son to Orana for his employment from Berri, now that the road to Loxton via the Berri bridge is completely cut off due to flooding.

Just use the back road that goes past the dump. If this road was bitumised and improved it could replace the low lying part of the Kingston to Moorook rd, then you'd never have to worry about it going under ever again

Good stuff ,road access is important .

Diana Sully

Tony Pasin MP - perhaps your team might need to reword this post

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I caught up with Riverland Wine yesterday- one of many recent meetings I’ve had with them about the 2023 vintage. It’s going to be an incredibly hard time for Riverland growers with crippling market conditions. 
It’s extremely disappointing the Federal Agriculture Minister Murray Watt and Federal Trade Minister Don Farrell don’t want to help.

I caught up with Riverland Wine yesterday- one of many recent meetings I’ve had with them about the 2023 vintage. It’s going to be an incredibly hard time for Riverland growers with crippling market conditions.
It’s extremely disappointing the Federal Agriculture Minister Murray Watt and Federal Trade Minister Don Farrell don’t want to help.
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2 days ago

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It's a shame, Tony, that your coalition mate Barnaby Joyce is currently overseas throwing hand grenades in China's direction by visiting - and thereby publicly siding with - Taiwan. By doing so he has almost certainly destroyed any chance of the PRC cutting its tariffs on Australian wine. But that is not part of the "crippling market conditions" that growers talk about, is it!.

Cancer treatment should be closer to home for the health and wellbeing of the Limestone Coast community.
Join me tonight for a community forum to discuss this need. 
5pm, in the Dress Circle, Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre (Main Crn) Mount Gambier.

Cancer treatment should be closer to home for the health and wellbeing of the Limestone Coast community.
Join me tonight for a community forum to discuss this need.
5pm, in the Dress Circle, Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre (Main Crn) Mount Gambier.
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I went to the 2 o’clock round table session Without understanding the need through figures and real life stories no judgement needed to 1 million % community support

It will be of huge benefit to any one needing radiotherapy to have this in our community. Having to travel for radiotherapy treatment, even a 4 hour round trip to Warnambool, just adds to the stress already being felt by the cancer patient. I fully support Tony in his efforts to bring this facility to our region.

We have been donating to cancer research for how many years now ? There is a cure the money goes to the bureaucrats to fill their back pockets while people get sicker and sicker all because they won’t allow the cure to be released !!! No cancer patients - No money for the government !! It’s that simple - The government need sick people !!!

Last week I bought some handmade wooden toys from the Berri Community Men’s Shed. 

Today I’ve donated them to the Riverland Christmas Appeal for a family who needs a little extra help this Christmas. 

🙏 Thank you to volunteers like Carolyn (pictured) who donates so much of her time to helping others through the Riverland Christmas Appeal. 

I encourage you to share the Christmas spirit in your local community by giving if you can. 🎄

Last week I bought some handmade wooden toys from the Berri Community Men’s Shed.

Today I’ve donated them to the Riverland Christmas Appeal for a family who needs a little extra help this Christmas.

🙏 Thank you to volunteers like Carolyn (pictured) who donates so much of her time to helping others through the Riverland Christmas Appeal.

I encourage you to share the Christmas spirit in your local community by giving if you can. 🎄
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3 days ago

The faces behind my 2022 Christmas Card design!

I dropped in to meet with some budding artists today in the Barossa and Riverland who submitted entries to my annual Christmas Card Competition. 👩‍🎨👨‍🎨

Chad, from Freeling Primary School and Tahlia of Riverland Special School both submitted very impressive entries which I included in this years design. I presented them with a prize of coloured pencils at each school today. 🖍
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Great to see the children involved & the one on the front of the card from my old school. Well done Darcy! 🤗

Great Job Tahlia

Great work

Natalie Coote

A huge couple of days with Senator Bridget McKenzie the Federal Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development in SA talking all things SA infrastructure and transport.

From Port Adelaide to the North South Corridor, the South Eastern freeway, Truro Bypass and Hahndorf’s Main Street, Bridget has an in depth understanding of the implications of the Labor Government’s funding cuts and project delays.

Labor has put important infrastructure projects in the slow lane and it will ultimately hold back the productivity and economic growth of our State.
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Productive infrastructure should be a priority of any Government ,Local , State or Federal .

It’s great to have my friend and colleague Senator Bridget McKenzie in South Australia this week. I took the opportunity to show Bridget the flood preparations happening along the river at Murray Bridge. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bridget and Tony you guys are do great and welcome to South Australia.

You are graet gays ,hello from Croatia

I guess now isn’t the time to talk about climate change and the frequency of natural disasters that we can expect? You are seeing the symptoms but not addressing the cause.

The Minister for Sports Rorts .....

Miss Sports Rorts Herself! Did she show you the colour coded spreadsheet whilst there Tones! Or had you already seen it back in 2019? You have always been handy with giving out grants haven’t you?

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