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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Bend it like Bankstown

Sunday Telegraph, 20/06/2010  If you're in Western Sydney and you hear someone yell 'SHOOT', you're probably at a soccer game. Western Sydney often gets a bad rap, but the World Cup shows just what an incredible place it is. Nine players – or more than a third of the... read more...


'The Football Diaries' to kick goals in South Africa

Arts Minister Peter Garrett today visited performing arts company Urban Theatre Projects in Bankstown to wish them well on their tour of South Africa. "Urban Theatre Projects will take their production, The Football Diaries, to the world during the 2010 FIFA World Cup," Mr... read more...


Appropriation Bill - Federal Budget

Jason Clare MP, Member for Blaxland I rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2010-2011 and cognate bills. A budget needs to meet the challenges of today but it also has to build a bridge to the future. There are big challenges ahead. As a nation we are getting older.... read more...


Primary Schools for the 21st Century Program

Jason Clare MP, Member for Blaxland This matter of public importance debate is about three things: jobs, infrastructure and value for money. And one more thing:what would happen if the opposition was elected later this year? First to jobs. Tomorrow is 3 June. On 3 June last... read more...


The Torch

Jason Clare, Member for Blaxland Next month a very special part of Bankstown turns 90: the Torch. When the first issue of the Torch rolled off the hand-operated press 90 years ago, Bankstown was a bush town, silent movies ran at the Empire Theatre, horses were a common form... read more...


All aboard the Tony Abbott time machine

Sunday Telegraph, 23/05/2010 Politics has a funny way of repeating itself. Twenty-five years ago a Labor Government introduced a super profits tax on the oil and gas industry and the Liberal Party voted against it. Sound familiar? At the time the Liberal Party said it... read more...


Government Services One-Stop-Shop

A total of 20 different agencies from Federal, State and Local Government will come together under one roof on Thursday June 10 at Bankstown Town Hall from 6:30pm – 8:00pm for a Government Services One-Stop-Shop, initiated by Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare."When... read more...


Budget means more apprentices for Blaxland

The Rudd Government will invest almost $80 million to extend the Apprentice Kickstart initiative which boosted traditional trade apprenticeship numbers above pre-global recession levels in just one year. Apprentice Kickstart more than triples the commencement bonus... read more...


Budget 2010: Delivering for Bankstown

Federal MP for Blaxland, Jason Clare together with Federal MP for Banks, Daryl Melham and Labor Candidate for Hughes Brent Thomas have welcomed the Rudd Labor Government's third budget. The Budget showed that the Australian economy is emerging from the global recession well,... read more...


Government Services

Jason Clare, Member for Blaxland When people come into our office looking for help they really do not care about the three different tiers of government; they just want help. They get pretty frustrated when you tell them that their problem is a local government or a state... read more...