Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Local Media Releases

Jason Clare Appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Employment

"The Rudd Government's top priority is jobs. It is more important here in Western Sydney than almost anywhere else. "Our local area is one of the hardest hit by the global recession. Unemployment here is 8.6 per cent. It has jumped 3.5 per cent in twelve months, twice as... read more...


Thirty-five years of Vietnamese migration - a story that we should remember and celebrate

"Thirty-four years ago the first Vietnamese refugees arrived on our shores. They came to Australia with nothing but innovation, determination and a willingness to work hard. They raised families, started businesses, built homes and formed organisations to look after new... read more...


New child care and hairdressing training facilities for Bankstown TAFE

The new training facilities were jointly funded by the Australian Government and the NSW Government. "The Australian Government is pleased to provide funding of $3,150,000 to support this project which will benefit students in our local area," Mr Clare said. Mr Clare also... read more...


Villawood Detention Centre Redevelopment

"Villawood Detention Centre was built in 1949 and it has been in desperate need of improvement for a long time," Mr Clare said. The $186.3 million project will include design development, community consultation, operational planning, tender documentation, construction,... read more...


$3.15 Million for Bankstown Arts Centre

"This is great news for Bankstown. It will create local construction jobs and provide a new home for local artists and community groups," Mr Clare said. "The centre is already a great place for people to meet, learn, perform and be inspired. This will make Bankstown Arts... read more...


New measures to help protect jobs and homes in south western Sydney

South Western Sydney is one of 7 places across Australia that will get a Local Employment Coordinator, to help cushion our local community from the effects of the global recession. "I have been saying for a long time, the global recession will hit our local area harder than... read more...


Walking for Legacy

Legacy is a voluntary organisation that has supported generations of Australian families after the death of a spouse or parent during or after their defence force service. Legacy currently cares for 120,000 widows and 1,900 children and dependants throughout Australia. "In... read more...


Jason joins the Army

The program is aimed at exposing parliamentarians to the challenges of service life. For Mr Clare joining the army is also a chance to get fit ahead of his upcoming Kokoda Trek. "It is a chance to spend a week with our service men and women, to get a better appreciation of... read more...


Funding for young local sporting champions

Twelve individual grants of $500 and one team grant of $3,000 will be available to help meet costs such as travel, equipment, uniforms, and accommodation. The Local Sporting Champions program is another example of the Rudd Government's commitment to supporting young people.... read more...


Bankstown Housing - Good news repossessions down, sales up

"In August last year 60 homes were repossessed by the Bankstown Sheriff. Last month it was 20," Mr Clare said. "This is a massive turnaround. Two years ago sheriffs were flat out having to repossess homes. Now real estate agents are flat out finding places for people to... read more...