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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

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...


Government MPs Once Again Back Labor's Policy

GOVERNMENT MPs ONCE AGAIN BACK LABOR’S POLICY   A Government controlled committee has once again recommended support for Labor’s policy to undertake independent economic analysis of all new free trade agreements. The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties this week again... read more...


NAIF: A not so happy birthday

Tomorrow Turnbull’s disappointing $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) turns three – and it’s a not so happy birthday. Turnbull is rushing to deliver his $80 billion tax cuts for big business and big banks - but he's on a go-slow when it comes to... read more...


Budget facts prove Landry is lying to Rockhampton

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT SHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIA MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND RUSSELL ROBERTSON LABOR CANDIDATE FOR CAPRICORNIA   BUDGET FACTS PROVE LANDRY IS LYING TO ROCKHAMPTON Michelle Landry is lying to Rockhampton.... read more...


Turnbull’s Budget is for the top end of town – not Gladstone

JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT SHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIAMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND ZAC BEERS LABOR CANDIDATE FOR FLYNN  TURNBULL’S BUDGET IS FOR THE TOP END OF TOWN – NOT GLADSTONE Turnbull and the LNP’s Budget has prioritised tax... read more...


NAIF changes an admission of failure

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) amendments released today are three years too late. The NAIF was announced three years ago this month. Since then it has only invested in 1 project in Northern Australia and nothing in Queensland or the Northern Territory.... read more...


Labor to deliver more local jobs and infrastructure with Bruce Highway Extension

BILL SHORTEN MPLEADER OF THE OPPOSITIONSHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERSMEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG  ANTHONY ALBANESE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, CITIES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTSHADOW MINISTER FOR TOURISMMEMBER... read more...


Turnbull's 30 Biggest Failures

TURNBULL’S 30 BIGGEST FAILURES 1. Giving a $65 billion tax handout to multinationals and big banks – who refuse to guarantee to create new jobs or give workers a pay rise. 2. Giving millionaires a $16,400 tax cut while increasing income taxes for ordinary working Australians... read more...