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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

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...


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...