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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Bankstown GPs back Rudd's doctor training plan

Local doctors have today thrown their support behind the Rudd Government's plan to double the number of GP training places. Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare MP said the doubling of GP training places from 600 to 1200 will help make it easier for residents to... read more...


Bankstown Airport

    I rise to raise an issue of concern to the residents of my electorate, particularly those who live in the suburbs surrounding Bankstown Airport. Bankstown Airport is the busiest airport in Australia and the 26th busiest in the world. Every day there are over 1,000... read more...


Urban Theatre Projects

And here is a good news story! Bankstown has produced some of Australia’s greatest sporting champions: John and Ilsa Konrads, Steve and Mark Waugh, Ian Thorpe, Jeff Thomson and Len Pascoe. What is less well known is that it has produced some of Australia’s most talented... read more...


Launch of 'Australia’s workforce futures: a national workforce development strategy'

University of Technology Sydney ***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** First I'd like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet - the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. My Parliamentary colleagues the Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and Minister Mark... read more...


The Great Pretender

Sunday Telegraph, 28/02/2010 Remember Weekend at Bernie's? That wacky 80's movie where two blokes drag around a dead guy, pretending he is alive. Bernie goes to parties, plays monopoly and rides in a boat. The charade works and everyone falls for it. Tony Abbott is also... read more...


$63.5 million for Bankstown schools

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP together with Federal Member for Banks, Daryl Melham MP, joined students from Yagoona Public School today to welcome the announcement of over $63.5 million in Government funding for 36 local schools, through the Smarter... read more...


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...