Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Why learning to read and write is more important than ever before

Sunday Telegraph, 04/04/2010 A bloke called Thomas Clare was arrested on the streets of Dublin 180 years ago and shipped off to Australia. His heinous crime? Stealing books. I think it's a great story. He was sent to the other end of the earth for wanting to read, and now... read more...


Local MPs take Rudd's health plan to Bankstown Hospital

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP and Federal Member for Banks, Daryl Melham MP today held a roundtable discussion at Bankstown Hospital to discuss the Rudd Government's Health and Hospital Plan. About 30 local health professionals attended, including Anthony... read more...


Australian Workplace Conference

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** IntroductionI was the first person in my family to go to university. The first to finish high school. I remember how important my father thought it was that I finish school, and how proud he was when I got my law degree. He had dreamed of me... read more...


$995,000 for local Bankstown jobs project

"It will provide landscaping, removalist and basic handyman services to residents, agencies and business in the Bankstown area," Senator Arbib said. Member for Blaxland Jason Clare MP welcomed the funding for Creating Links. "This is a fantastic project and a great win for... read more...


NESA Working Communities International Congress

****CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY****Thank you Glenn [Capelli] for that introduction. I was in the Illawarra this morning, about an hour's drive south of Sydney running a Jobs Expo. The idea is pretty simple. We put employers with jobs in the same room as people looking for work.... read more...


Bankstown GPs back Rudd's doctor training plan

Local doctors have today thrown their support behind the Rudd Government's plan to double the number of GP training places. Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare MP said the doubling of GP training places from 600 to 1200 will help make it easier for residents to... read more...


Bankstown Airport

    I rise to raise an issue of concern to the residents of my electorate, particularly those who live in the suburbs surrounding Bankstown Airport. Bankstown Airport is the busiest airport in Australia and the 26th busiest in the world. Every day there are over 1,000... read more...


Urban Theatre Projects

And here is a good news story! Bankstown has produced some of Australia’s greatest sporting champions: John and Ilsa Konrads, Steve and Mark Waugh, Ian Thorpe, Jeff Thomson and Len Pascoe. What is less well known is that it has produced some of Australia’s most talented... read more...


Launch of 'Australia’s workforce futures: a national workforce development strategy'

University of Technology Sydney ***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** First I'd like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet - the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. My Parliamentary colleagues the Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and Minister Mark... read more...


The Great Pretender

Sunday Telegraph, 28/02/2010 Remember Weekend at Bernie's? That wacky 80's movie where two blokes drag around a dead guy, pretending he is alive. Bernie goes to parties, plays monopoly and rides in a boat. The charade works and everyone falls for it. Tony Abbott is also... read more...