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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Labor Welcomes More Trade With China Next Step – RCEP

Labor welcomes the further expansion of trade with China – Australia’s largest trading partner. This is great news for Australian meat exporters and means more Australian beef will get to Chinese tables. By 2030 Asia will be home to three billion middle class consumers. To... 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...


Interview with Kieran Gilbert - Sky News AM Agenda (SUBJECT/S: Gas shortage, school results)

E&EO TRANSCRIPT TV INTERVIEW SKY NEWS, AM AGENDA WEDNESDAY, 15 MARCH 2017 SUBJECT/S: Gas shortage, School results KIERAN GILBERT: Now Labor have for its part has expressed support in this idea of a reservation for domestic gas usage, I spoke to Jason Clare the trade... read more...


Fitzgibbon and Clare Highlight Importance of Gonski Funding

JOEL FITZGIBBON MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRYSHADOW MINISTER FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL AUSTRALIASPOKESPERSON FOR COUNTRY CAUCUSMEMBER FOR HUNTER JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIASHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND... read more...


Malcolm Turnbull is More Talk Than Trade

  Malcolm Turnbull is in more trouble than a Stark at a wedding.  The polls are down and the knives are out. Part of the problem is he talks a lot but he doesn’t do very much – and there is no better example of that than what he has been doing on trade. Hawke and Keating are... read more...


Nothing to 'Awn' at.

Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare has inspected the $9,000 completed upgrade to awnings at St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Villawood that he funded through his Stronger Communities Fund. Mr Clare said “I’m very excited to see this project complete and to be able to... read more...


NAIF Board Living Large Off Taxpayers

The Turnbull Government is paying the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility’s (NAIF) Board more than half a million dollars a year and they are yet to make a decision or invest a single dollar on job generating infrastructure projects in Northern Australia. On Thursday... read more...


Interview with Andrew O'Keefe and Monique Wright, Weekend Sunrise Saturday 4 March 2017

E&EO TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW ‘YES MINISTER’ WEEKEND SUNRISE SATURDAY, 04 MARCH 2017                              SUBJECT/S: National accounts, Positive things happening in Canberra, Senator McFlurry ANDREW OKEEFE: Now the Australian economy has taken a surprising turn with... read more...


No Idea About TPP Plan B

NO IDEA ABOUT TPP PLAN B Evidence from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed the Government still has no idea if the TPP without the United States would have significant economic benefits for Australia.   While the Prime Minister and Trade Minister have... read more...