Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

Pilbara NAIF loan

  Labor welcomes news that the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will invest $19.5 million to upgrade a publicly owned and open access road in the Pilbara. Upgrades to Pippingarra Road will make travelling in the Pilbara safer by removing more heavy vehicles... read more...


Malcolm Turnbull's gas crisis continues

THE HON MARK BUTLER MP SHADOW MINISTER CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY MEMBER FOR PORT ADELAIDE THE HON JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENTSHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIAMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND MALCOLM TURNBULL’S GAS CRISIS CONTINUES The... read more...


Labor will give manufacturers the tough anti-dumping protections they need

SENATOR KIM CARRSHADOW MINISTER FOR INNOVATION, INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCHSENATOR FOR VICTORIA  THE HON JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT SHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIAMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND HON SHARON BIRD MPMEMBER FOR CUNNINGHAM... read more...


Changes needed to the No Actual Infrastructure Fund

A Senate Committee has today called for a number of changes to fix Malcolm Turnbull’s No Actual Infrastructure Fund. Three years after the NAIF was announced by the Government it has only delivered $3 million out of the $5 billion fund – or 0.068 percent. It has spent more... read more...


First Townsville NAIF loan finally announced

THE HON JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENTSHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIAMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND CATHY O’TOOLE MEMBER FOR HERBET FIRST TOWNSVILLE NAIF LOAN FINALLY ANNOUNCED The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has... read more...


Vic Govt does what Turnbull should have – Independent economic modelling on CPTPP released

The Victorian Government has stepped in where Turnbull failed and released independent economic modelling so the community can better understand the benefits of the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).   Labor welcomes the... read more...


Genex NAIF loan announced - at last!

THE HON JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENTSHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIAMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND CATHY O’TOOLE MEMBER FOR HERBET GENEX NAIF LOAN ANNOUNCED - AT LAST! After more than three years of funding nothing in North Queensland, the... read more...


Minister confirms Turnbull will break promise to Northern Australia

MINISTER CONFIRMS TURNBULL WILL BREAK PROMISE TO NORTHERN AUSTRALIA   The Minister for Small and Family Business today confirmed to Parliament that the Government will break its promise to deliver up to $1 billion in infrastructure funding by 30 June from the Northern... read more...


Trade Minister backs Labor trade plan

  Labor’s plan to help Australian businesses tackle non-tariff barriers has received another endorsement – this time from the Trade Minister himself.   Non-tariff barriers are anything from product standards to labelling and certification requirements.   In October last year,... read more...


NAIF: No Actual Infrastructure Fund confirms it hasn't spent a cent

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) today confirmed to a Senate hearing that it still hasn’t created a single job or delivered a single cent to any projects. Three years after the NAIF was announced, it has only promised to fund two projects and neither of... read more...