Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Media Statement: Constable Bill Crews

“My deepest condolences go to the family, friends and colleagues of Constable Bill Crews. “Our local community owes him a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. “This is a terrible reminder that the work our local police do is difficult and at times very dangerous.... read more...


Welcoming the babies 2010

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, today announced 'Welcoming the Babies 2010' will be held in Paul Keating Park, Bankstown, on Saturday, 25 September from 9am – 10:30am as part of The Bankstown Children's Festival. "Every baby that attends will receive a... read more...


National Employment Services Association National Conference

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***In one of his fire side chats to the nation in 1934 President Roosevelt told the American people: "No country, however rich can afford the waste of its human resources.  Demoralisation caused by vast unemployment is our greatest extravagance.... read more...


Funding for Memorial Oval redevelopment

The Gillard Labor Government will provide more than $2.7 million towards the redevelopment of Memorial Oval in Bankstown. The announcement was made at the oval today by Minister for Infrastructure, Anthony Albanese, Labor Member for Banks, Daryl Melham, and Labor... read more...


Who is the real action hero?

Sunday Telegraph, 25/07/2010 Most boys dream of being a superhero when they grow up.   I think Tony Abbott still does.  He calls himself 'Real Action' Man.  He's got the slogan.  He's even got the budgie smuggler super hero costume. But who is the real action hero? Julia... read more...


National trade cadetships to prepare Bankstown students for work

The Gillard Labor Government will help Bankstown students prepare for a career in the trades with the new National Trade Cadetship program. National Trade Cadetships will be offered to students from years 9 to 12 from 2012 under the National Curriculum. They will... read more...


Education

Jason Clare MP, Member for Blaxland I thank the member for Lyne for bringing forward this matter of public importance for debate in this House today and, more generally, the issue of education in regional and remote Australia. On that I make the point that the Learn. Earn.... read more...


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...