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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

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...


Workplace Relations

It was a bit of a celebration for those of us on this side of the House, but I know it was a day of mourning on the other side of the chamber. It was not a debate; it was more like a wake. It was like burying a member of the family, and it is a member of the family that they... read more...


Social Security Amendment (Training Incentives) Bill 2009: Second Reading

Unemployment is the biggest challenge we face. It is the biggest challenge governments face all round the world. In America, unemployment has almost doubled in the last 18 months and now stands at 9.4 per cent-the highest it has been in the last 25 years. Australia is doing... read more...


Jason Clare Appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Employment

"The Rudd Government's top priority is jobs. It is more important here in Western Sydney than almost anywhere else. "Our local area is one of the hardest hit by the global recession. Unemployment here is 8.6 per cent. It has jumped 3.5 per cent in twelve months, twice as... read more...


Thirty-five years of Vietnamese migration - a story that we should remember and celebrate

"Thirty-four years ago the first Vietnamese refugees arrived on our shores. They came to Australia with nothing but innovation, determination and a willingness to work hard. They raised families, started businesses, built homes and formed organisations to look after new... read more...


Cabramatta

Thirty-four years ago the first Vietnamese refugees arrived on our shores. Like my ancestor, they had no choice. Many took the dangerous journey by boat. They came to Australia with nothing but innovation, determination and a willingness to work hard. They raised families,... read more...


Fireworks

New South Wales banned the retail sale of fireworks years ago, but it is still a big problem, largely because of the laws here in the ACT. I get more complaints at my office about illegal fireworks than just about anything else. My colleague the member for Reid has the same... read more...


Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2009-2010; Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2009-2010; Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2009-2010: Second Reading

Kev is in the building game. His family business, Co-Wyn, has been around since 1954. The government's nation-building infrastructure plan means that Kev has a lot of work on at the moment. He employs 13 full-time staff, including two apprentices, at Co-Wyn and he is about... read more...


Kokoda Mateship Trek

The Australians were outnumbered five to one. Their headquarters was about to be overrun. At that moment, Kingsbury grabbed a bren gun and charged into the enemy, mowing down 30 before he was struck and killed by a sniper's bullet. His actions halted the Japanese offensive and... read more...


New child care and hairdressing training facilities for Bankstown TAFE

The new training facilities were jointly funded by the Australian Government and the NSW Government. "The Australian Government is pleased to provide funding of $3,150,000 to support this project which will benefit students in our local area," Mr Clare said. Mr Clare also... read more...