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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The Treasurer spent time in Murray Bridge last week, and today in Question Time I asked him about his firsthand insights into how recently announced Budget initiatives, like the HomeBuilder scheme, are helping businesses and families across Barker recover from the Covid-19 crisis. ... See MoreSee Less

7 hours ago

 

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Onya Tony, asking the big questions off a script, don't worry about anyone stranded????

🎓 SUPPORTING REGIONAL STUDENTS🎓

Regional students are big beneficiaries of the Government’s Higher Education Reforms with an additional $400m in support.  

This includes more university places and scholarships for students from rural, regional and remote Australia.

🎓 SUPPORTING REGIONAL STUDENTS🎓

Regional students are big beneficiaries of the Government’s Higher Education Reforms with an additional $400m in support.

This includes more university places and scholarships for students from rural, regional and remote Australia.
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So Barker gets about $50.

Today is Headspace Day!

At this very difficult time let’s show our support for young Australian’s by encouraging them to take small steps to support their mental health and wellbeing. 

A good way to start is visiting headspace.org.au/tips to see seven simple things they can do every day to help build and maintain mental health and wellbeing.  

#headspacetips

Today is Headspace Day!

At this very difficult time let’s show our support for young Australian’s by encouraging them to take small steps to support their mental health and wellbeing.

A good way to start is visiting headspace.org.au/tips to see seven simple things they can do every day to help build and maintain mental health and wellbeing.

#headspacetips
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Nominations are now open for the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards.

These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate veterans and the organisations across the country who employ former Australian Defence Force members and their families.   

Applications close November 20, visit veteransemployment.gov.au for more information.

Nominations are now open for the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards.

These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate veterans and the organisations across the country who employ former Australian Defence Force members and their families.

Applications close November 20, visit veteransemployment.gov.au for more information.
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3 days ago

🔧FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - MEN’S SHEDS🔨

Applications open today for the latest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Progam. 

Through the program, Sheds can apply for up to $8,00 for health, wellbeing and events and shed improvements or up to $5,000 for equipment. 

Visit mensshed.org or call my office on (08) 8724 7730 for more information.

🔧FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - MEN’S SHEDS🔨

Applications open today for the latest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Progam.

Through the program, Sheds can apply for up to $8,00 for health, wellbeing and events and shed improvements or up to $5,000 for equipment.

Visit mensshed.org or call my office on (08) 8724 7730 for more information.
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3 days ago

 

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Good on you Tony!

Even in non lnp seats?

my lathe needs gears,and i need a milling machince ,im a fitter and turner ,im rusty as,im back into it and im loving it,

Des Schliebs

https://www.facebook.com/groups/637782430148063/permalink/738790916713880/ gday TP. found this gem from Jim Molan, you able to provide your thoughts? plenty of community programs, but how much strategic development. prepare for war, adapt for peace. uncle sam and the brits cant keep us safe 4 ever. self resilience as a nation.

These sheds are SO important to communities!. If anyone needs help with writing a grant, please contact me.

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In the seven years I’ve served the people of Barker in the House of Representatives, I’ve never entered the Chamber without RM’s on my feet.  

When the iconic brand was sold to an overseas interest I seriously considered whether I should continue supporting the brand, but to be honest I liked the product too much and continued.  

I’m so happy this morning to hear the brand is now back in Aussie hands.  It’s a great day for Australian owned manufacturing.

In the seven years I’ve served the people of Barker in the House of Representatives, I’ve never entered the Chamber without RM’s on my feet.

When the iconic brand was sold to an overseas interest I seriously considered whether I should continue supporting the brand, but to be honest I liked the product too much and continued.

I’m so happy this morning to hear the brand is now back in Aussie hands. It’s a great day for Australian owned manufacturing.
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4 days ago

 

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Great boots for a great Assie.

Great news

Got my first pair in 1970, but unlike you, I did abandon them when they went overseas. Good to see them back where they belong.

Nice if you can afford them

I think I recognise that pair of RM’s!

I'm not twiggy forest fan but lm glad it's Australia owned made

Not much has actually changed - Twiggy is a Chinese puppet .

I am not a fan of Twiggy but thanks for buying RMW

A great win for Australia 🇦🇺 !!

I still wear a (repaired) pair that have lasted 30+ years.

How long does each pair last you? Cos you do a bit of walking, I'd bet!

Good onya Twiggy!

I totally agree . Great news

Again

They are probably still going to be made in the same place as Twiggy sourced the face masks from. China.

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Good luck tonight to Brownlow favourite Lachie Neale.  
This photo features a young Lachie (front row second from the left) during his time with the Kybybolite Football Club.  
Kyby is an extremely successful footy club in my electorate and looking at this photo caused me to reflect on the importance of local footy clubs like Kyby.  
Good luck tonight Lachie!  
P.S. if Lachie takes home Charlie, I figure he will be the second Brownlow medalist to hail from Barker after Mark Ricciuto from Waikerie - if I’m wrong correct me in the comments.

Good luck tonight to Brownlow favourite Lachie Neale.
This photo features a young Lachie (front row second from the left) during his time with the Kybybolite Football Club.
Kyby is an extremely successful footy club in my electorate and looking at this photo caused me to reflect on the importance of local footy clubs like Kyby.
Good luck tonight Lachie!
P.S. if Lachie takes home Charlie, I figure he will be the second Brownlow medalist to hail from Barker after Mark Ricciuto from Waikerie - if I’m wrong correct me in the comments.
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4 days ago

 

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Fingers crossed 🤞🏿 he has been the best all year

Congratulations !!. Our South East boy from Kyby !. Well Done !.

Congrats to Lachie Neale, well done

Don't think he was old enough to play whilst in the SE, but Gavin Wanganeen was born in Mt Gambier...

Mackenzie Slaughter

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Congratulations to the Murray Bridge Racing Club on the successful running of the Murray Bridge Gold Cup and connections of the Cup winner Winning Partner including Murray Bridge’s own Darren Thomas.

Congratulations to the Murray Bridge Racing Club on the successful running of the Murray Bridge Gold Cup and connections of the Cup winner Winning Partner including Murray Bridge’s own Darren Thomas. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Great to have Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in Murray Bridge this morning catching up with local business Kookaburra Homes to chat about their success with the Homebuilder Scheme. ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

 

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Great SA business!