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Tributes for Former Member for Barker Dr Jim Forbes

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Former Member for Barker Dr Jim Forbes has died.

Dr. Forbes entered Parliament at the age of 32 in the 1956 Barker bi-election. He served as the divisions local member until 1975.

Dr. Forbes held a number of senior positions in Government including as the Minister for the Navy, Minister for the Army, Minister Assisting the Treasurer, Minister for Health and finally Minister for Immigration.

The Riverland became part of the Barker division following the 2004 redistribution of Wakefield.

Current Member for Barker Tony Pasin as well as SA Senator Simon Birmingham paid tribute to Dr Forbes, extending sympathies to his family.