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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Batting for Australia

Sunday Telegraph, 12/07/2009 As a kid I dreamt of playing cricket for Australia. I spent a lot of long afternoons chasing a red leather ball around the hot and dusty cricket fields of western Sydney. To be honest I still dream of playing for Australia, but when The Ashes... read more...


$961,840 for Community Care in Blaxland

"Many older members of our community want to be independent for as long as possible. The community care services we are providing will help people to stay at home and receive care and support there," said Mr Clare. Older people living at home will benefit from: 50... read more...


Local high schools get $16 million for state-of-the-art Science Labs and Language Centres

"Our young people deserve access to the best classroom facilities available - and that's what this funding will deliver. It's also great for local jobs - investing in construction projects on this scale means ongoing work for local contractors and tradies," Mr Clare said.... read more...


Keep Australia Working

Sunday Telegraph, 28/06/2009 I still remember the day my father came home and told us he had been retrenched. It was the early 1990s. Recession had snatched the jobs of tens of thousands of Australians, but I never thought my old man would be one of them. He had been a... read more...


Supporting local jobs: Local Employment Coordinator announced

"Our local area has been hit harder than most by the global recession - unemployment is now 8.9%. That's why the Prime Minister has made us a priority area backed by a Local Employment Coordinator and a $650 million Jobs Fund," Mr Clare said. "Mark has been appointed to... read more...


Workplace Relations

It was a bit of a celebration for those of us on this side of the House, but I know it was a day of mourning on the other side of the chamber. It was not a debate; it was more like a wake. It was like burying a member of the family, and it is a member of the family that they... read more...


Social Security Amendment (Training Incentives) Bill 2009: Second Reading

Unemployment is the biggest challenge we face. It is the biggest challenge governments face all round the world. In America, unemployment has almost doubled in the last 18 months and now stands at 9.4 per cent-the highest it has been in the last 25 years. Australia is doing... read more...


Jason Clare Appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Employment

"The Rudd Government's top priority is jobs. It is more important here in Western Sydney than almost anywhere else. "Our local area is one of the hardest hit by the global recession. Unemployment here is 8.6 per cent. It has jumped 3.5 per cent in twelve months, twice as... read more...


Thirty-five years of Vietnamese migration - a story that we should remember and celebrate

"Thirty-four years ago the first Vietnamese refugees arrived on our shores. They came to Australia with nothing but innovation, determination and a willingness to work hard. They raised families, started businesses, built homes and formed organisations to look after new... read more...


Cabramatta

Thirty-four years ago the first Vietnamese refugees arrived on our shores. Like my ancestor, they had no choice. Many took the dangerous journey by boat. They came to Australia with nothing but innovation, determination and a willingness to work hard. They raised families,... read more...