Federal election 2019: Fairer Barker for all is Labor candidate Mat O'Brien's priority

Labor: Mat O'Brien, of Murray Bridge, Labor's candidate for Barker. Photo: Supplied.

Labor: Mat O'Brien, of Murray Bridge, Labor's candidate for Barker. Photo: Supplied.

My vision for Barker is one where every child goes to a properly funded school, giving them every opportunity to succeed; where our hospitals are not continually facing cuts and are resourced as they need to be; where pensioners can access free dental; and mums and dads can decide whether they go back to work after a baby based on their own choices, not whether having to pay for childcare makes it pointless financially.

Because a Labor government would close the tax loopholes for the top end of town, we would be able to make decisions that would positively impact so many people in our electorate.

I want Barker to continue to explore the opportunities in renewable energy, as is occurring currently, and play our part in taking real and meaningful action on climate change, which is rightfully taking its place as a major issue in this election.

I want to see those who need the NDIS to once again have confidence in the system that is meant to support them.

I want to see workers have opportunities to be employed in stable, full-time employment as opposed to the part-time and casualisation of our workforce that is forcing people into second and third jobs to make ends meet.

I want to see opportunities for our young people to give them a choice of living their lives in regional areas like ours.

I want to see a fairer Barker.

Candidates for Barker in 2019