Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Speeches

EFIC Amendment (Support for Commonwealth Entities) Bill 2016 Speech

Parliament of AustraliaHouse of Representatives This Bill proposes to do two things. The first part of the Bill expands the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation, otherwise known as EFIC, functions so that it can provide specialist finance advice to Commonwealth entities... read more...


National Disability Insurance Scheme

Parliament of AustraliaHouse of Representatives  I got a text message from a friend a couple of weeks ago, and this is what it said: If it means anything… I couldn't be prouder of Labor right now. My dad has MS and has been in a wheelchair for 10 years. For 7 years, he has... read more...


Stacey Street and Bankstown Hospital

Federation Chamber   There was a story in the Daily Telegraph this week that says that the New South Wales Government is going to put more money into roads in the State Budget which will be delivered next week. I hope that this includes funding for Stacey Street in... read more...


Consideration in Detail: Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund

Federation in Chamber   Two weeks ago Pippa Middleton (the sister of potentially the future Queen of England) visited the Northern Territory. It got a bit of publicity – you might have seen it on the TV. I’m going out on a limb here, but I think it’s a fair bet that that... read more...


Consideration in Detail: Rockhampton Levee

Federation Chamber   Can I start by saying how disappointed I am that the Deputy Prime Minister isn’t here. This is our opportunity to scrutinise the Resources Portfolio and the Northern Australia Portfolio. He has the responsibility to in the House of Representatives to... read more...


Bankstown Jobs Expo

This Thursday in Bankstown there's a Jobs Expo on. This is a very simple idea. It brings together employers that have got jobs and unemployed people who are looking for a job, and puts them in the one room to help to fill those jobs. It’s like a jobs supermarket. A very,... read more...


Bankstown RSL ANZAC Commemoration

Bankstown RSL ANZAC Commemoration On Tuesday it will be 102 years since the first Australian soldiers landed at Anzac Cove. It will also be 101 years since the first Anzac Day March. 101 years ago, 5000 Gallipoli veterans marched here in Sydney. 100 years ago we were in the... read more...


Wayne the Welder and the Politics of Trade: A Cautionary Tale

WAYNE THE WELDER AND THE POLITICS OF TRADE A CAUTIONARY TALE US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EBAY, SYDNEY 10 APRIL 2017 *****************CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*****************   Change is scary.  And the pace of change is only getting quicker.  That scares a lot of people.... read more...


Stacey Street

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (13:33): Stacey Street in my electorate is the fourth slowest road in all of Sydney. In fact, it is the slowest road in Sydney outside the CBD. It is the seventh slowest road in all of Australia. In fact, it is the seventh slowest road in all of Australia... read more...


Turnbull to Make it Legal to Say Racist Hateful Things

The Prime Minister has just announced that he’s going to make it legal to offend or insult or humiliate people based on the colour of their skin. This is not us.  This is not the sort of country we ought to be. We’re not a racist country. But from time to time hurtful... read more...