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David Swiggs - Candidate for Barker

David Swiggs

United Australia Party

House of Reps

Raina Cruise - IMOP - SA Senate Candidate

Raina Cruise

IMO Party


Jo'Anne Eason - GAP - SA Senate Candidate

Jo'Anne Eason

Great Australian Party


Cathy Byrne - AFP - SA Senate Candidate

Cathy Byrne

Australian Federation Party


Nick Duffield - AFP - SA Senate Candidate

Nick Duffield

Australian Federation Party


Kym Hanton - Candidate for Barker

Kym Hanton

Australian Federation Party

House of Reps

Electorate Information

State/Territory:  South Australia

Date Name & Boundary Gazetted: 20 July 2018

First Election This Name Was Used At: 1903 Federal Election

First Election This Boundary Was Used At: 2019 Federal Election

Name Derivation: Named in honour of Captain Collet Barker, 1784–1831. Barker commanded the settlement at Fort Wellington in the Northern Territory and the penal settlement at King George Sound in Western Australia. It was on his return voyage to Sydney in 1831 that Barker explored the eastern shore of Gulf St Vincent, Mount Lofty and the mouth of the Murray River. 

Square Area:  65, 206 Sq Km

Location Description:  The Division of Barker consists of: Berri Barmera Council, City of Mount Gambier, Coorong District Council, District Council of Grant, District Council of Karoonda East Murray, District Council of Loxton Waikerie, District Council of Robe, Kingston District Council, Naracoorte Lucindale Council, Mid Murray Council, Renmark Paringa Council, Rural City of Murray Bridge, Southern Mallee District Council, Tatiara District Council, Wattle Range Council, part of the Barossa Council, part of the Light Regional Council, part of the Outback Community Authority, and Unincorporated Riverland 

Demographic Rating:  Rural – outside capital cities and without majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.

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