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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Local Media Releases

Bankstown GPs back Rudd's doctor training plan

Local doctors have today thrown their support behind the Rudd Government's plan to double the number of GP training places. Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare MP said the doubling of GP training places from 600 to 1200 will help make it easier for residents to... read more...


$63.5 million for Bankstown schools

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP together with Federal Member for Banks, Daryl Melham MP, joined students from Yagoona Public School today to welcome the announcement of over $63.5 million in Government funding for 36 local schools, through the Smarter... read more...


New building project creates jobs and homes for locals

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, today welcomed tenants into 24 newly completed social housing properties in Wentworth Street, Greenacre - a project that provided work for 73 tradesmen and 13 apprentices during construction. Mr Clare was joined by... read more...


2009 Community Service Award Winners Announced

Students were recognised for their exceptional contributions and commitment to participating in all aspects of school life including:• sport; • the environment; • fundraising for charitable causes; • volunteering at local aged care facilities; and• helping in the school... read more...


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...