Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Fireworks ban a win for Bankstown

In May this year, Mr Clare and Mr Stewart lobbied the ACT Government to ban the sale of fireworks to the general public. "This is a great win for our local community. "Illegal fireworks are a huge problem for our local area and most of them are purchased in the ACT," Mr... read more...


Victory in the Pacific Day Celebrations - Cabravale Park

Today we gather in remembrance. We gather to remember the day Australia and the world emerged from 6 years of darkness. ‘The war is over'. 4 simple words from Prime Minister Chifley that triggered an outpouring of joyous celebration. Our forebears rejoiced in the street.... read more...


A test of Turnbull's leadership

Sunday Telegraph, 08/08/2009 I feel sorry for Malcolm Turnbull. He's got a tougher job than Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations. It will be easier to get the world to agree to tackle climate change than the Opposition. There are some Opposition MPs who... read more...


New Jobs and New Places at Georges Manor

"This is an exciting project. It employs 40 people in the construction phase and will mean up to 70 new jobs for our community in the long-term. It also makes more places available for older residents," Mr Clare said. "Australia's aging population creates new opportunities... read more...


Local Student Wins Top Award

The former student of Patrician Brothers College Fairfield, who completed Year 12 in 2008, will receive $2000 and a certificate for his work in engineering and construction courses. "This is a very high award, the vocational equivalent of the Australian Student Prize for... read more...


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...