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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Local Media Releases

Apology to the Forgotten Australians

History will be made today when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivers a National Apology on behalf of all Australians to more than 500,000 Forgotten Australians and former child migrants. Parliamentary patrons of the Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN) Corio MP Richard Marles... read more...


Work begins at Bankstown Arts Centre

The new centre which is scheduled to be completed by November next year, will be a multipurpose arts venue specialising in music, film, visual arts, theatre, dance, literature and new media. The project has been jointly funded by the Rudd Government under the Community... read more...


Apprentice Kickstart to help school leavers

Mr Clare made the announcement whilst meeting with first year building apprentices at Co-Wyn Building Contractors, a third generation family business based in Bankstown. Mark Cohen welcomed the announcement and said that Co-Wyn would be looking to put on more apprentices... read more...


National Apology to Forgotten Australians - November 16

The apology will be delivered in Parliament House on November 16 and will acknowledge the abuse and neglect suffered by many Australians who were brought up in care as state wards, foster children of home children raised in orphanages, children's homes and other... read more...


Get the help you need - Cabramatta Local Services Forum

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP and State Member for Cabramatta, Nick Lalich MP are working with the Vietnamese Community Association to host the first ‘Local Services Forum' in Cabramatta.The event will be at the Cabramatta PCYC, between 11am-2pm on Wednesday 14... read more...


Welcoming the Babies 2009

More than 500 people attended the inaugural ‘Welcoming the Babies' event at the Town Hall as part of the 2009 Children's Festival. Bankstown is the baby capital of Sydney with an estimated 2,700 babies born every year. Mums and dads received gift bags containing useful... read more...


Welcoming the Babies - A first for Bankstown

"Welcoming the Babies is a free family event to celebrate new births in ourcommunity, and say ‘thank you' to mums and dads for the important job they do,"said Mr Clare. "Every baby will be presented with a special certificate, gift bag and native tree. There will also be... read more...


Local Hero wins National Apology

This has come about after the hard work of local Georges Hall resident Leonie Sheedy. From her smalloffice in Chapel Road Bankstown, Leonie has been campaigning for the last nine years to bring the plight ofForgotten Australians to national attention. "Leonie's... read more...


Fireworks ban a win for Bankstown

In May this year, Mr Clare and Mr Stewart lobbied the ACT Government to ban the sale of fireworks to the general public. "This is a great win for our local community. "Illegal fireworks are a huge problem for our local area and most of them are purchased in the ACT," Mr... read more...


New Jobs and New Places at Georges Manor

"This is an exciting project. It employs 40 people in the construction phase and will mean up to 70 new jobs for our community in the long-term. It also makes more places available for older residents," Mr Clare said. "Australia's aging population creates new opportunities... read more...