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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Jason joins the Army

The program is aimed at exposing parliamentarians to the challenges of service life. For Mr Clare joining the army is also a chance to get fit ahead of his upcoming Kokoda Trek. "It is a chance to spend a week with our service men and women, to get a better appreciation of... read more...


Kokoda Trail

  This was our darkest hour, the time of our greatest peril and our greatest generation. The first among them were the men who stood tall in the mountains of the Owen Stanley Range, the men of Kokoda. Success came at an enormous price: 625 were killed, more than 1,600 were... read more...


Funding for young local sporting champions

Twelve individual grants of $500 and one team grant of $3,000 will be available to help meet costs such as travel, equipment, uniforms, and accommodation. The Local Sporting Champions program is another example of the Rudd Government's commitment to supporting young people.... read more...


Australian Business Investment Partnership Bill 2009; Australian Business Investment Partnership (Consequential Amendment) Bill 2009: Second Reading

On 26 January every year most people wake up and think about what it means to be Australian, but for those of us with a political bent 26 January this year meant something different-we woke up, picked up our copy of the Australian and found on the front page the headline... read more...


Housing

(1) welcomes the drop in home repossessions and the increase in housing sales in Western Sydney in the last few months; (2) recognises the importance of the Rudd Government's First Home Owner's Boost and interest rate cuts in improving housing affordability; and (3) condemns... read more...


Bankstown Housing - Good news repossessions down, sales up

"In August last year 60 homes were repossessed by the Bankstown Sheriff. Last month it was 20," Mr Clare said. "This is a massive turnaround. Two years ago sheriffs were flat out having to repossess homes. Now real estate agents are flat out finding places for people to... read more...


Thank You

In Parliament Mr Clare said, "Their generosity is a testament to the character of Western Sydney. Not the Western Sydney you normally read about in the paper or see too often on the TV, but the Western Sydney I know and grew up in. "Nothing that we do can restore the lives... read more...


Victoria Bushfires

I am proud of the organisations, the companies and the schools that did not turn away and of the people who opened their wallets, their purses and their hearts to the people of Victoria, whether it is the Chinese community in Cabramatta, who raised more than $50,000 in one... read more...


Private Members’ Business: Financial Counselling

(1) recognises the heightened importance of financial literacy and financial counselling given the global economic recession and its impact on the Australian economy; (2) supports the actions the Government has taken to improve financial literacy and provide additional... read more...


Sydney's first Men's Health Forum

"Men are often reluctant to talk about their own health. This forum will look at how we can change this. I hope it provides an opportunity for men to speak about any health issues they may have. I have invited the Minister for Health, Nicola Roxon to the forum to listen to... read more...