Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

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...


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...