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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

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...


Blaxland Electorate: Primary Schools

Let us be the government that again invests in public education. Let us be the government that ensures postcodes do not determine opportunity. It is no small request, but I am proud to stand here, almost 12 months later, feeling sure in the knowledge that we are that... read more...


Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009; Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009; Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009; Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009; Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequ

There are two options: the merchant banker model and the government model. The merchant banker model says: ‘Let the market take its course. The market will fix itself. Capitalism got us into this mess and it will get us out-sure, a few people will suffer along the way but a... read more...


Medicare-eligible MRI unit for Bankstown

Earlier last year, the Government confirmed 15 locations for new Medicare-eligible MRI services, including Bankstown and applications were invited from potential providers for assessment. The Department of Health and Ageing will work with the Sydney South West Area Health... read more...


Jason Clare's Gift to Cabramatta Public School

The framed flag flew above the House of Representatives on the day that Mr Clare gave his first speech to Parliament on 18 February 2008. Jason Clare was a student at Cabramatta Public School between 1977 and 1983. "It's great to be back at my old school, to give you this... read more...