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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

Labor To Amend Export Loan Bill To Put Australian Jobs First

Labor will introduce amendments to the Turnbull Government’s export loan bill to make sure it puts Australian jobs and businesses first. The Government’s Export Finance Insurance Corporation Amendment (Support for Commonwealth Entities) Bill 2016 is currently being debated in... read more...


Parliamentary Report Into Indonesian Trade Relationship

Labor welcomes the release of yesterday’s parliamentary report into Australia’s trade relationship with Indonesia. The report by the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth recommends that the trade agreement currently being negotiated between Australia and... read more...


Government Cover Up On $5 Billion Fund

  The Turnbull Government is covering up conflicts of interest of a board member managing a $5 billion development fund for Northern Australia – the NAIF. For the second time, the Government has refused to answer questions regarding the Minister for Northern Australia’s... read more...


Government Cover Up On $5 Billion Fund

  The Turnbull Government is covering up conflicts of interest of a board member managing a $5 billion development fund for Northern Australia – the NAIF. For the second time, the Government has refused to answer questions regarding the Minister for Northern Australia’s... read more...


Government Refuses To Answer Questions About Funding For The Rocky Flood Levee

THE HON JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIASHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENTMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND  MURRAY WATTLABOR SENATOR FOR QUEENSLAND  GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT FUNDING FOR THE ROCKY FLOOD LEVEE The Turnbull... read more...


Please Explain Minister

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade directly contradicted Assistant Trade Minister Keith Pitt in Senate Estimates last week and refused to confirm if future trade agreements would undergo any economic modelling. In an interview last month, the Assistant Trade Minister... read more...


Turnbull’s Foreign Worker Fraud

Turnbull’s Foreign Worker Fraud Senate Estimates has revealed the Turnbull Government will continue to waive labour market testing in current and future trade negotiations despite claims from the Government its new short term visa system would get tough on foreign workers.... read more...


Government Finally Agrees To Economic Modelling On New Trade Deals

In a bumbling interview today the Assistant Trade Minister seems to commit the Turnbull Government to conducting economic modelling of all future trade agreements. On Sky he was asked a number of times if economic modelling would be conducted on new trade agreements currently... read more...


Michelle Landry’s Flood Levee Fail

Last night Capricornia MP Michelle Landry failed to secure funding for the South Rockhampton Flood Levee in Malcolm Turnbull’s unfair Budget. Ms Landry’s failure follows weeks of refusal to back Rockhampton families and businesses. Ms Landry must explain why she supports a... read more...


Northern Australia Infrastructure Fail

Malcolm Turnbull’s unfair Budget is not investing any new money on infrastructure for North Queensland while embarking on a cash splash in the south. The Turnbull Budget proves again that he does not care about North Queensland. Two years after the Northern Australia... read more...