Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Deputy Prime Minister Attends Local Education Forum

The education forum was hosted by Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP and Federal Member for Banks, Daryl Melham MP. Principals and student leaders from eighteen local schools spoke with the Deputy Prime Minister about a variety of subjects including the Labor... read more...


Locals get mortgage tips

"The key message on the night was - don't wait until it is too late to seek help," Mr Clare said. "If you are struggling to keep up with your mortgage repayments talk to your bank or a financial counsellor. "Free and independent advice is available. Good organisations like... read more...


Maxine McKew meets with local child care directors

The directors of twelve local preschools spoke with Maxine McKew and Jason Clare about ways to invest in the education of children, before they get to school. Mr Clare told the meeting that only 60 per cent of four year olds in our local community are enrolled in early... read more...


Information for Struggling Residents: Debt Relief Information Kit Launched

"People facing financial pressure need to be aware of all the options available to them," Chris Bowen said. "Homeowners, particularly those in Western Sydney, need to be aware that there are options available to them, this kit will give them these options." "Western Sydney... read more...


Statements by Members: Blaxland Electorate: Homelessness

A few months ago he invited me for dinner at the refuge. Every man there has a different story. Some have chronic gambling problems. Others have just been released from Villawood detention centre and cannot work while they are awaiting determination of their cases. One young... read more...


Local Centurions Honoured in Parliament

Norman White of Greenacre and Anna Cecchin of Yagoona both celebrated their 100th birthday this year, and were brought to national attention in Mr Clare's speech. "Being a Member of Parliament gives you the chance to meet some very special people and share some very special... read more...


Adjournment: Mortgage Crisis Support

More families are losing their homes in my electorate than anywhere else in the country. Last year 300 families lost their homes. On current predictions, three families lose their homes every day in my electorate. How can I help in a real, practical way? How can I help... read more...


Statements by Members: Mrs Anna Cecchin; Mr Norman White

In 1945 she moved to Yagoona, and she has lived there ever since. During the Second World War, Anna worked in the Arnott's factory and produced biscuits for the Army ration packs. Her late husband, Victor, served with the Australian Army and lived a long and fruitful life,... read more...


Adjournment: Education

  This is as true of Australia today as it was of 19th century England. We have a mandate to revolutionise education in this country, and tonight I want to commend the government's first steps. Our first steps, after all, are the most important. This is where the education... read more...


Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009: Consideration in Detail (M5 Question)

My electorate will welcome this because of the assistance it will provide in making it easier to get to and from the city. I think it will also help with the movement of freight between the airport and Western Sydney. I also place on record my view that more work needs to be... read more...