Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Articles

Looking for Australia's Lincoln

"With malice toward none, with charity for all".  Six weeks after he uttered these immortal words, Abraham Lincoln was dead.  Today is the 150th Anniversary of that fatal shot by actor and assassin John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre on 10th Street in Washington DC.  In... read more...


The Digital Century

Ever heard of Tan Le? This is her story – refugee at four, a university student at 16, Young Australian of the Year at 21, a barrister at 22. She founded her first company when she was 26. She is now based in San Francisco. She is the co-founder of a company called Emotiv - a... read more...


A House of Cards

Hard-working, middle-class Australia trusted the Prime Minister to deliver. He lied. Tony Abbott's budget is a House of Cards. It is built on lies and on the backs of the people he has betrayed. He promised no cuts to education. He has cut education by $30 billion. He... read more...


Breaking promises is as easy as ABC

Tony Abbott has beaten Malcolm Turnbull again. He beat him on the republic. He beat him on the leadership of the Liberal Party, and now he has beaten him on the ABC. If there is one champion of the ABC in the Liberal Party it's Malcolm Turnbull. A few weeks ago at an ABC... read more...


Looking back at the New Frontier

Fifty years ago today three shots rang out in Dealey Plaza, in Dallas, Texas. Two struck and killed John Fitzgerald Kennedy. They ended a Presidency that lasted only 1,000 days, but changed the world. Conspiracy theories will rage forever. What is more important though is not... read more...


Some constructive advice for Malcolm Turnbull

iTnews, 6 November 2013  OPINION: Don't throw out baby with the bathwater, says MP Jason Clare. Labor was flogged in the last election, but I suspect very few people voted Liberal because of their broadband policy. Seventy per cent of Australians support the NBN. They... read more...


"A change in the air in western Sydney"

Daily Telegraph, 16 July 2013 "I'm so glad Kevin Rudd is back, now I don't have to vote for Tony Abbott." That's what a bloke told me at Yagoona railway station the other day. That's the difference Kevin Rudd has made. A lot of people in western Sydney thought they didn't... read more...


Taking on the Black Cat

26 April 2013 Bill Sherlock was a farmer from Victoria. When WWII erupted he became a soldier: first in Tobruk, then in Greece, then New Guinea. On 28 January 1943 Captain Bill Sherlock and about 220 Australians were all that stood between a Japanese force of over... read more...


Giving police the powers they need to fight the violent gangs

The Daily Telegraph, 19 April 2013 On Father's Day in 1984 two rival bikie gangs, the Comancheros and the Bandidos, turned a Western Sydney carpark into a killing field. It was supposed to be a motorcycle parts swap meet. But two groups of bikies arrived armed with pistols,... read more...


"Another Saturday Night"

Sydney Morning Herald (iPad edition), 19th October 2012 Before he died, Robert McNamara reflected on the Cuban Missile Crisis and urged modern political leaders to understand just how close the human race came to self-destruction. He recounted his anxiety after another long... read more...