Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Speeches

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...


Opposition's statement in response to the Government's Northern Australia Annual Statement

I thank the Minister for his statement to the Senate updating us on the implementation of the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia: Our North, Our Future. He is right to emphasise the ongoing importance of developing Northern Australia. Northern Australia is a key... read more...


CEDA State of the Nation 2016

  CEDA STATE OF THE NATION 2016 KEYNOTE ADDRESS 10 OCTOBER 2016 PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA   Thanks Stephen and thank you for inviting me to speak today. I am a big fan of CEDA.  It does good work and makes an extremely valuable contribution to the big debates and what... read more...


Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (13:42): This is Stan's story. A couple of weeks after Brother Benton arrived at Christian Brothers orphanage in Victoria in 1953 he started raping 12-year-old Stan three times a week. That lasted more than two years. It took Stan 59 years to be able to... read more...


Tribute to the late Jack Bedford OAM

A couple of years ago on my wedding anniversary the phone rang, and I gave the phone to my wife, Louise, to answer. On the other end of the line was my mate, Jack. When she answered the phone he started singing the song, Louise, the 1929 classic by Maurice Chevalier. My wife... read more...


Malcolm Turnbull's Mess

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** This is the latest report from Akamai, which ranks internet speeds of different countries around the world. It is a damning indictment on this government and this Prime Minister because, in the last three years, Australia has gone from 30th in the... read more...


From Sonny Bill Williams to the Fonz - How Malcolm Turnbull made a mess of the NBN ( CommsDay Summit, Sydney )

THE HON. JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS SPEECH “FROM SONNY BILL WILLIAMS TO THE FONZ – HOW MALCOLM TURNBULL MADE A MESS OF THE NBN” COMMSDAY SUMMIT WESTIN HOTEL, SYDNEY 5 APRIL 2016   This Saturday is a very significant day in the history of the... read more...


Who is the most important person who ever lived, why is it the most exciting time to be a Jedi, and what’s really happening with Malcolm’s Copperart NBN? (Tech Leaders Forum - Leura)

“Who is the most important person who ever lived, why is it the most exciting time to be a Jedi, and what’s really happening with Malcolm’s Copperart NBN?” KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE TECH LEADERS FORUM   MONDAY, 14 MARCH 2016 FAIRMONT RESORT, LEURA   ***CHECK AGAINST... read more...