Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Extra Literacy and Numeracy Funding

Many of these schools are in my electorate. Two weeks ago the Deputy Prime Minister announced the Smarter Schools National Partnerships. I looked at the figures for my electorate the other day. I could not believe what I saw: $63 million for 32 public schools and $16 million... read more...


Closing Keynote Address to Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility’s Fourth Annual Conference

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** INTRODUCTIONThis morning I was in Elizabeth in Northern Adelaide running a Jobs Expo. It's one of twenty I'm running in the regions that have been hit hardest by the global recession. More than 1,200 people came through the door in the first half... read more...


New building project creates jobs and homes for locals

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, today welcomed tenants into 24 newly completed social housing properties in Wentworth Street, Greenacre - a project that provided work for 73 tradesmen and 13 apprentices during construction. Mr Clare was joined by... read more...


Keep Australia Working

Blog post on ALP.com.au More than 8 million Americans have lost their job in the past 12 months. In Spain unemployment has rocketed up from 8.8 per cent to over 19. In Europe unemployment has hit 10 per cent for the first time in more than a decade. Worldwide 27 million... read more...


Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2010

Jason Clare, Member for Blaxland I rise to speak on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2010 and cognate bills. This is the third time that this legislation has come before this House. It has now become a debate of two competing plans: the plan detailed in this... read more...


Why Tony Abbott is a political base jumper

Sunday Telegraph, 31/01/2010 Base jumping is about as extreme as it gets. It's exciting. It's dangerous. You can't turn away when you see it on TV, probably because you know one day it's going to end badly. Tony Abbott is a political base jumper. Think about it: Base... read more...


2009 Community Service Award Winners Announced

Students were recognised for their exceptional contributions and commitment to participating in all aspects of school life including:• sport; • the environment; • fundraising for charitable causes; • volunteering at local aged care facilities; and• helping in the school... read more...


Sir Richard Kirby Lecture 2009

**CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** Firstly let me acknowledge the traditional owners of this land-the Dharawal Nation-and pay my respects to their elders past and present. Sharon Bird Member for Cunningham; Professor Gerard Sutton Vice Chancellor University of Wollongong; Sir... read more...


This was the most important day of the year for our country

Sunday Telegraph, 29/11/09 It has been a corker of a year in Federal politics. Leadership challenges, climate change deniers, sauce bottle shakers and a little bloke called Godwin. It was also the year the Rudd Government held the economy together and the Liberals tore... read more...


Social Security Amendment (National Green Jobs Corps Supplement) Bill 2009: Second Reading

Jason Clare, Member for Blaxland I thank all members who participated in the debate on the Social Security Amendment (National Green Jobs Corps Supplement) Bill 2009. In a moment I will address some of the issues that have been raised, but first let us remember the purpose of... read more...