Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Speeches

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...


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...


Lectures don't create jobs

  RESPONSE TO MINISTERIAL STATEMENT ON AMENDMENT OF SINGAPORE AUSTRALIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT Thank you very much Mr Speaker. And I thank the Minister for his Statement to the House. As I said last year, Labor welcomes this update to the Singapore-Australia Free Trade... read more...


The Great Divide: Why We Don't Feel Like One Nation

THE GREAT DIVIDE:  WHY WE DON’T FEEL LIKE ONE NATION CEDA CONFERENCE THE VILLE, TOWNSVILLE 23 FEBRUARY 2017 ***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***   On Christmas day 1942 a boy from Sydney arrived here in Townville.  He came on a military plane from Port Moresby, carrying with... read more...


Lunar New Year

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (13:30): The first Chinese migrant arrived in Australia 199 years ago this year, only 40 years after the First Fleet and 12 years before my first convict ancestor. His name was Mak Sai Ying. He was a carpenter, and he married a woman named Sarah Jane... read more...