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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Today on Vietnam Veterans Day, we honour and commemorate all those who served in the Vietnam War, including the 521 Australians who died and more than 3,000 people who were wounded, injured or became ill as a result of the conflict.

After their return to Australia, our Vietnam veterans were treated shamefully. For many the Vietnam War never ended and they faced a lifetime of torment.

We remember their sacrifices, the legacy they have left behind and thank them for their service. 🇦🇺
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Today on Vietnam Veterans Day, we honour and commemorate all those who served in the Vietnam War, including the 521 Australians who died and more than 3,000 people who were wounded, injured or became ill as a result of the conflict.

After their return to Australia, our Vietnam veterans were treated shamefully. For many the Vietnam War never ended and they faced a lifetime of torment. 

We remember their sacrifices, the legacy they have left behind and thank them for their service. 🇦🇺

 

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My dad Owen is a Vietnam Veteran and received citations for bravery during his service in Vietnam. We are very proud of him.

Thank you!

Thanks Tony, thanks for your words at service this morning. Padre Gus

Amazing people

😢lets make sure we never know war again!

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I get a lot of enquirers to my office about NBN calls. There are a lot a scams around. Be aware!

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Could a Spring Cart Gully river crossing be a future freight route? While Minister Coulton was in the Riverland yesterday I took the opportunity to outline this idea to him. While it might be a long term vision, I think it needs to be considered and properly investigated now, including the social and economic impacts for Riverland communities, so that we can have an efficient and safe transport route in the future. ... See MoreSee Less

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Could a Spring Cart Gully river crossing be a future freight route? While Minister Coulton was in the Riverland yesterday I took the opportunity to outline this idea to him. While it might be a long term vision, I think it needs to be considered and properly investigated now, including the social and economic impacts for Riverland communities, so that we can have an efficient and safe transport route in the future.

 

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Fix the Bridge .. make it suitable After all the bridge is linked on a national one highway (110km) then drops to 30km. While crossing.I don’t think there’s anywhere else you find that on a major national one highway. Fix that problem first.

Wonderful best idea i like it dear

Maybe you should have spoken to the residents of Renmark and Paringa first, instead of the minister. You were elected to be the voice for the people not youself or your own ideas.

If rail freight was improved and made more efficient then there would be fewer trucks on the road

Well done. Let's get this done.

Idea sure has merits

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I officially opened the Karoonda Early Childhood Centre and Community Hub yesterday afternoon with a little help from some young local residents and the Mayor Caroline Phillips. This District Council of Karoonda East Murray project has been funded through the Morrison Government's Drought Communities Program. The program is aimed at supporting communities in drought by stimulating the local economy and improving services and amenities. I look forward to coming back when the Childcare service begins later in the year! ... See MoreSee Less

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I officially opened the Karoonda Early Childhood Centre and Community Hub yesterday afternoon with a little help from some young local residents and the Mayor Caroline Phillips. This District Council of Karoonda East Murray project has been funded through the Morrison Governments Drought Communities Program. The program is aimed at supporting communities in drought by stimulating the local economy and improving services and amenities. I look forward to coming back when the Childcare service begins later in the year!

 

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Sad news. A awesome man. A true gentleman RIP

A great man in every respect. I remember him well.

Sad news , remember him well

I have a telegram from Dr Forbes congratulating my parents on my birth

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I've spent the last couple of days in the Riverland and I'm getting really good feedback about our Government's plans to establish an Inspector-General of Murray-Darling Basin Water Resources. This independent umpire will give communities and irrigators greater confidence in how the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is being implemented and water resources across the Basin are being managed. This week we also released the term of reference for the ACCC inquiry into the Murray Darling Basin water market. Our Government is committed to seeing the Basin Plan implemented in full and on time. Part of this is ensuring that our river communities have confidence in water markets and how the basin is being managed. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ive spent the last couple of days in the Riverland and Im getting really good feedback about our Governments plans to establish an Inspector-General of Murray-Darling Basin Water Resources. This independent umpire will give communities and irrigators greater confidence in how the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is being implemented and water resources across the Basin are being managed. This week we also released the term of reference for the ACCC inquiry into the Murray Darling Basin water market. Our Government is committed to seeing the Basin Plan implemented in full and on time. Part of this is ensuring that our river communities have confidence in water markets and how the basin is being managed.

!OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS! The Stronger Communities Programme provides funding for community projects to deliver social benefits. If your community group has a project that would benefit from funding go to my website www.tonypasin.com or contact my office to find out more. Expressions of interest are due by 6 September. ... See MoreSee Less

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!OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS! The Stronger Communities Programme provides funding for community projects to deliver social benefits. If your community group has a project that would benefit from funding go to my website www.tonypasin.com or contact my office to find out more. Expressions of interest are due by 6 September.

 

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Paul Durkin for info

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