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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I am very proud of our Barker community members named on the 2021 Queen’s Honour Roll this year!

Congratulations to those and their families who have been celebrated for valued contributions to our society over many years.

Mr Robin Conboy OAM of Mount Gambier for service to the community of Mount Gambier.
Mr Neville Gilbertson OAM of Mount Gambier for service to the community of Mount Gambier.
Mrs Barbara Johnson OAM of Naracoorte for service to the community of Naracoorte.
Mr Oscar Joppich OAM of Tanunda for service to the Lutheran church, and to the community.
Mr John Menzel OAM of Berri for service to horticulture.
Mrs Ann Ratsch OAM of Kingston for service to the community through a range of organisations.
Mr David Thomas OAM of Robe for service to the community through a range of roles.
The late Mr Raymond Scott OAM of Mount Gambier for significant service to the road transport industry, and to the community.
The late Ms Judith Crabtree OAM of Murray Bridge for service to primary education.
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JUST IN! Last night the Morrison Government has passed through the parliament landmark reforms to Australia’s superannuation system.

These reforms will help ensure superannuation works in the best financial interests of all Australians by removing unnecessary waste, increasing accountability and transparency, and providing more flexibility for families and individuals.

JUST IN! Last night the Morrison Government has passed through the parliament landmark reforms to Australia’s superannuation system.

These reforms will help ensure superannuation works in the best financial interests of all Australians by removing unnecessary waste, increasing accountability and transparency, and providing more flexibility for families and individuals.
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so Tony you will encourage all employers to increase their contribution to match the 15% which our MP's are provided by their employer = us the electors ?

superannuation was only introduced in the early 90s, so those of us that are a good 10 years plus older than you will get little or very minimal financial gain to retire with some dignity, and that's assuming one lives that long to enjoy it, as not everyone works behind a desk, most labouring jobs will just see the next of kin getting it, guess that was the governments plan by raising the retirement age hey !, and reducing it for politions, thought it was a nice touch though that politions get 15% super, but every other Australian gets 9.5%

In my electorate of Barker there are more people per capita engaged in food manufacturing than in any other electorate in Australia.

The historic Australia-UK free trade deal will strengthen our economy by delivering more jobs and business opportunities to Australians, especially in the manufacturing sector.

Watch below 👇
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2 days ago
Well-known Mount Gambier volunteer and advocate Richard Harry has been awarded Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia’s prestigious Max Gardner Award for Distinguished Service.  

Richard Harry is a humbled, dedicated individual who has been involved with the Limestone Coast Prostate Cancer Group since 2010.

Richards tireless advocacy has played a vital role in providing men and their families with information, comfort, and support, calling on his own personal experience to make a difference in the lives of others.

I have had the privilege of working with Richard over many years and can think of no finer recipient of this year’s award.

The Limestone Coast Prostate Cancer Group are a strong, community led group who I am pleased to support through my annual Big Aussie BBQ along with members of the Limestone Coast Prostate Cancer Group.

Well-known Mount Gambier volunteer and advocate Richard Harry has been awarded Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia’s prestigious Max Gardner Award for Distinguished Service.

Richard Harry is a humbled, dedicated individual who has been involved with the Limestone Coast Prostate Cancer Group since 2010.

Richard's tireless advocacy has played a vital role in providing men and their families with information, comfort, and support, calling on his own personal experience to make a difference in the lives of others.

I have had the privilege of working with Richard over many years and can think of no finer recipient of this year’s award.

The Limestone Coast Prostate Cancer Group are a strong, community led group who I am pleased to support through my annual Big Aussie BBQ along with members of the Limestone Coast Prostate Cancer Group.
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Well deserved. A great advocate for men's health . Congratulations

Well deserved Richard. You are a great ambassador for this group. Congratulations.

Congratulations

Well deserved

On ya Harry 👍❤️

Whilst Fed Liberal party underfund hospitals and Medicare; state Liberal party cut services and have reduced nursing by 120

Congratulations Richard 👍🏻🎉

Congratulations Richard a very well deserved award

Congratulations Richard a well deserved accolade😎👍

Congratulations Richard a well deserved award

Well deserved. Congratulations Richard.

Congratulation, well and truly given to a very worthy recipient. 👏👍

Congratulations Richard 👍

Well done Richard, congratulations

Congratulations well deserved.

Congratulations well deserved 👏👏

Congratulations Richard🏅🏅

Congratulations Richard

Congratulations Richard.

Well done Richard 👏👏

Congratulations

Congratulations Richard well deserved

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Millicent and District Basketball Association has been awarded $7,799 as part of the Stronger Communities Program!

This grant has enabled Millicent and District Basketball Association to purchase 220 new uniforms for junior competitions. 

Local sporting clubs are so important to the fabric of regional communities and now Millicent and District Basketball Association will really look the part at future competitions. 

#PasinDelivers #StrongerCommunitiesProgram

Millicent and District Basketball Association has been awarded $7,799 as part of the Stronger Communities Program!

This grant has enabled Millicent to purchase 220 new uniforms for junior competitions.

Local sporting clubs are so important to the fabric of regional communities and now Millicent will really look the part at future competitions.

#PasinDelivers #StrongerCommunitiesProgram
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⛑As part of the #Budget2021 , the Government committed more than $65 million from 1 January 2022 to boost bulk billing rebates and provide more affordable healthcare for patients in regional, rural and remote areas.

💪Our Government’s commitment to Medicare and bulk billing remains rock solid. These figures show that we are supporting the health and wellbeing of Australians more than ever before.

⛑As part of the #Budget2021 , the Government committed more than $65 million from 1 January 2022 to boost bulk billing rebates and provide more affordable healthcare for patients in regional, rural and remote areas.

💪Our Government’s commitment to Medicare and bulk billing remains rock solid. These figures show that we are supporting the health and wellbeing of Australians more than ever before.
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What are the rates of bulk billing in Barker? Is there an an electorate breakdown of the numbers anywhere?

After they were frozen for how many years? Should be indexed to inflation like beer and ciggies.

A bit like the Indue card you told me won't happen Tony but on future info if LNP get in it will

What about 900 procedures removed from Medicare?

Tony Pasin MP - Why does the Largest Regional Town in SA - Mt Gambier lack essential and basic medical diagnostics and Specialists. We're dying Here! Too sick to travel and Nobody is doing Anything about it. No Care in Healthcare or Humanity!

So when will the money hungry Naracoorte clinic start. This place is a rip off, especially when the doctors just use Google like we can at home.

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🍎 Today is Red Apple Day, Bowel Cancer Australias Annual Giving Day and forms part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. 

Red Apple Day is all about raising awareness of our second biggest cancer killer, bowel cancer. 

Raising awareness and motivating action to get tested is vital. 

The apple logo symbolises Bowel Cancer Australias message – bowel cancer is very treatable and beatable if detected EARLY.

#BowelCancerAwarenessMonth #RedAppleDay

🍎 Today is Red Apple Day, y,'s Annual Giving Day and forms part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

Red Apple Day is all about raising awareness of our second biggest cancer killer, bowel cancer.

Raising awareness and motivating action to get tested is vital.

The apple logo symbolises es's message – bowel cancer is very treatable and beatable if detected EARLY.

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#BowelCancerAwarenessMonth
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Had my colenoscopy all good

📢 BREAKING 📢 NEW FREE TRADE AGREEMENT TO DELIVER JOBS AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM!

Over night a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom has been reached between Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Boris Johnson in London. 

This agreement will create jobs and open up new export doors for Aussie farmers & businesses. 

There are also gains for our services sector, new mutual recognition opportunities for professional qualifications & more generous working holiday visa arrangements.Image attachmentImage attachment

📢 BREAKING 📢 NEW FREE TRADE AGREEMENT TO DELIVER JOBS AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM!

Over night a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom has been reached between Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Boris Johnson in London.

This agreement will create jobs and open up new export doors for Aussie farmers & businesses.

There are also gains for our services sector, new mutual recognition opportunities for professional qualifications & more generous working holiday visa arrangements.
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Tony Pasin MP free trade agreement! What about agreement on domestic cruises. Its time to get that industry back running.

Every free trade over the last 20 years has almost destroyed Australia, government must be trying put the final nail in the coffin

Will the cost of pharmaceutical projects rise, putting pressure on the PBS and Medicare?

Would be nice if it opened doors to skilled worker visas…

Tony Pasin MP can you let us know the fine print? What do we have to give up?

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Australian small businesses are the lifeblood of our local communities.

Thanks to community support the GO LOCAL FIRST campaign is continuing for another 12 months, highlighting the vital role Australians small businesses play in our local economy and creating local jobs. 

We want to see Australians supporting their local grocers, butchers, and accountants, which in turn will allow businesses to employ locally and continue to be the fabric of our community.

For more information on the campaign or to be part of it, go to www.golocalfirst.com.au

Australian small businesses are the lifeblood of our local communities.

Thanks to community support the GO LOCAL FIRST campaign is continuing for another 12 months, highlighting the vital role Australians small businesses play in our local economy and creating local jobs.

We want to see Australians supporting their local grocers, butchers, and accountants, which in turn will allow businesses to employ locally and continue to be the fabric of our community.

For more information on the campaign or to be part of it, go to www.golocalfirst.com.au
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Meanwhile pensioners are starving in poverty

End the Cruelty - you inhumane bozo Send those poor people back to Biloela. How can you be so incredibly heartless and stupid

The Morrison Government is providing grants of between $200,000 and $1.5 million to local Barker organisations funding for early intervention projects as part of the Safer Communities Fund.

The early intervention funding stream will help young people at high risk from engaging in criminal or anti-social behaviour build resilience, cultural connections and job readiness skills.

Applications close at 3pm on July 22, 2021.

The Morrison Government is providing grants of between $200,000 and $1.5 million to local Barker organisations funding for early intervention projects as part of the Safer Communities Fund.

The early intervention funding stream will help young people at high risk from engaging in criminal or anti-social behaviour build resilience, cultural connections and job readiness skills.

Applications close at 3pm on July 22, 2021.
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Allocating, the government allocates. The tax payer provides. The tax payer is providing. Let’s not confuse the two

I reckon I saw something in the news about this program - has the oversight improved so that it's rolled out equitably? www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-10/peter-dutton-cut-funding-safety-projects-selected-his-own-list/131...

Tony Pasin MP - I follow Motorsport, and I’m not a Redneck!! 🙄

End the Cruelty - you inhumane bozo Send those poor people back to Biloela. How can you be so incredibly heartless and stupid