Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Local Media Releases

Maxine McKew meets with local child care directors

The directors of twelve local preschools spoke with Maxine McKew and Jason Clare about ways to invest in the education of children, before they get to school. Mr Clare told the meeting that only 60 per cent of four year olds in our local community are enrolled in early... read more...


Information for Struggling Residents: Debt Relief Information Kit Launched

"People facing financial pressure need to be aware of all the options available to them," Chris Bowen said. "Homeowners, particularly those in Western Sydney, need to be aware that there are options available to them, this kit will give them these options." "Western Sydney... read more...


Local Centurions Honoured in Parliament

Norman White of Greenacre and Anna Cecchin of Yagoona both celebrated their 100th birthday this year, and were brought to national attention in Mr Clare's speech. "Being a Member of Parliament gives you the chance to meet some very special people and share some very special... read more...


Birrong Girls High wins national award for excellence in education

Birrong Girls High School received national recognition and a share in over $1 million in prize money at the 2008 Australian Government National Awards for Quality Schooling. "The Australian Government is committed to building a world-class education system, and awards like... read more...


From Little Things Big Things Grow

During a recent visit for their "Return to School" day, Jason was shown a DVD made by students in 6A retelling the story of Vincent Lingiari and the Gurindji people. The DVD interpreted the lyrics of the song "From little things big things grow." "It was very moving.... read more...


Blaxland MP Honours Veteran

The medal was presented at the home of retired Chief Petty Officer Kenneth Pumpa in Yagoona as he was unable to attend the official presentation. The official presentation was held at Bankstown RSL on Thursday 17th April when Jason Clare and Daryl Melham presented medals to... read more...


Blaxland MP says no second airport at Bankstown

"Bankstown Airport is already one of the busiest airports in the world. There are already more than 350,000 movements a year, that's about 1000 movements a day," Mr Clare said. "In 2003 the Howard Government privatised Bankstown Airport. "In March 2005, the Howard... read more...


Blaxland MP visits all 52 local schools

"I have spent the last 29 school days meeting with principals and teachers. The visits were a great opportunity to learn more about our local schools and to see first hand the great work being done. Schools in Blaxland are at the heart of the local community. I am keen to... read more...


Blaxland MP raises concerns about online home buyers with Minister Chris Bowen

Their advertising material suggests they are targeting the most vulnerable in our community - people struggling to keep their head above water; people behind in their mortgage repayments, people who have lost their jobs, people who have fallen ill and people getting... read more...