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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

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...


Labor welcomes appointment of Stephen Smith to Resources 2030 Taskforce

Labor welcomes the Government’s announcement of the appointment of Stephen Smith to the Resources 2030 Taskforce examining the future of the resource industry. As a proud West Australian – Stephen Smith has a profound understanding of the importance of the resources sector to... read more...


Labor welcomes beginning of formal trade negotiations with the EU

LABOR WELCOMES BEGINNING OF FORMAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EU   Labor welcomes the announcement that the European Union has officially given authorisation to begin negotiating a free trade agreement with Australia. Labor supports high quality trade deals that are good... read more...


Labor welcomes Audit Office NAIF investigation

Labor welcomes news that the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) will investigate the governance and transparency of the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). The Government announced the NAIF three years ago this month and it still hasn’t created... read more...


NAIF: Stop talking - start doing

The LNP announced the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility three years ago and still not a single project in Central and North Queensland has been funded. Labor will welcome NAIF funding for an abattoir in Clermont if that happens. It should have happened years ago.... read more...


Turnbull and O'Dowd give $17 billion tax cut to the banks - but refuse to fund Gladstone Port Access Road

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT SHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIA MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND  ZAC BEERS LABOR CANDIDATE FOR FLYNN TURNBULL AND O’DOWD GIVE $17 BILLION TAX CUT TO THE BANKS - BUT REFUSE TO FUND GLADSTONE PORT ACCESS ROAD... read more...


About time! Federal Government finally announces NAIF money for the NT

ABOUT TIME! FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FINALLY ANNOUNCES NAIF MONEY FOR THE NT After three years of nothing, Turnbull has finally released NAIF funding to Humpty Doo Barramundi in the NT – the first NAIF funding to be released in the NT. Labor welcomes this announcement. Humpty Doo... read more...