Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Local Media Releases

Local Student Wins Top Award

The former student of Patrician Brothers College Fairfield, who completed Year 12 in 2008, will receive $2000 and a certificate for his work in engineering and construction courses. "This is a very high award, the vocational equivalent of the Australian Student Prize for... read more...


$961,840 for Community Care in Blaxland

"Many older members of our community want to be independent for as long as possible. The community care services we are providing will help people to stay at home and receive care and support there," said Mr Clare. Older people living at home will benefit from: 50... read more...


Local high schools get $16 million for state-of-the-art Science Labs and Language Centres

"Our young people deserve access to the best classroom facilities available - and that's what this funding will deliver. It's also great for local jobs - investing in construction projects on this scale means ongoing work for local contractors and tradies," Mr Clare said.... read more...


Supporting local jobs: Local Employment Coordinator announced

"Our local area has been hit harder than most by the global recession - unemployment is now 8.9%. That's why the Prime Minister has made us a priority area backed by a Local Employment Coordinator and a $650 million Jobs Fund," Mr Clare said. "Mark has been appointed to... read more...


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...