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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

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Economy

The author of this MPI, the member for Wentworth, knows a lot about undermining confidence and putting jobs at risk-more particularly, putting one job at risk; that is, the Leader of the Opposition. But the party that he belongs to is responsible for a lot more than that. They... read more...


Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Bill 2008: Second Reading

I have to tell those school groups that this is not one of the most exciting debates that they will see in parliament today-that comes a little later, at 2 o'clock-but it is one of the most important, because the Trade Practices Act 1974 is one of the most important pieces... read more...


Forgotten Australians

Frank Golding is a Melbourne writer and academic. Frank grew up in an orphanage in Ballarat and he has a very different view of Father's Day. He says, ‘For children who grew up in institutions, Father's Day can be an extremely difficult day. They think of the father they never... read more...


Bankstown Relay for Life

The Bankstown Relay for Life is now in its seventh year. Last year we raised $82,000 and this year we hope to exceed that. Thanks to the generosity of the Bankstown Sports Club, the M5 Motorway, the Canterbury League Club and others, we have already hit $55,000. This is an... read more...


Bankstown Children's Festival to benefit from a $5,000 Community Relation's Grant

"This funding will assist the Children's Festival to deliver this special event which promotes respect, fairness, inclusion and a sense of belonging for everyone. "I would like to congratulate the Children's Festival on receiving this grant. Festival President Thuat Nguyen... read more...


Aviation Legislation Amendment (2008 Measures No. 1) Bill 2008: Second Reading

By 19 October 2001, the minister had announced new measures to protect air security, including placing air security officers on domestic and international flights. The air security officer program commenced in December 2001, with air security officers deployed to fly on... read more...


Aviation Legislation Amendment (International Airline Licences and Carriers' Liability Insurance) Bill 2008: Second Reading

Secondly, it will amend Australia's system of mandatory airline insurance to streamline the administrative process and grant the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, CASA, improved powers to audit and enforce compliance with the scheme. The system of international airline... read more...


Chester Hill Couple Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

Mr Clare said that he was delighted to take part in this special occasion and presented the happy couple with a congratulatory certificate and flowers. Mr Clare has also organised for a congratulatory message and certificate from the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. At the... read more...


Australian Hearing Centre returns to Bankstown

"The issue was raised with me at my first street meeting in Yagoona in June last year. "It was also raised with Minister Joe Ludwig by Hilda and Charlie Garwood of Greenacre when we held a Public Meeting with him at Bankstown RSL on April 14 this year. "Minister Ludwig has... read more...


Deputy Prime Minister Attends Local Education Forum

The education forum was hosted by Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP and Federal Member for Banks, Daryl Melham MP. Principals and student leaders from eighteen local schools spoke with the Deputy Prime Minister about a variety of subjects including the Labor... read more...