Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Locals get mortgage tips

"The key message on the night was - don't wait until it is too late to seek help," Mr Clare said. "If you are struggling to keep up with your mortgage repayments talk to your bank or a financial counsellor. "Free and independent advice is available. Good organisations like... read more...


Maxine McKew meets with local child care directors

The directors of twelve local preschools spoke with Maxine McKew and Jason Clare about ways to invest in the education of children, before they get to school. Mr Clare told the meeting that only 60 per cent of four year olds in our local community are enrolled in early... read more...


Information for Struggling Residents: Debt Relief Information Kit Launched

"People facing financial pressure need to be aware of all the options available to them," Chris Bowen said. "Homeowners, particularly those in Western Sydney, need to be aware that there are options available to them, this kit will give them these options." "Western Sydney... read more...


Local Centurions Honoured in Parliament

Norman White of Greenacre and Anna Cecchin of Yagoona both celebrated their 100th birthday this year, and were brought to national attention in Mr Clare's speech. "Being a Member of Parliament gives you the chance to meet some very special people and share some very special... read more...


Homelessness

A few months ago he invited me for dinner at the refuge. Every man there has a different story. Some have chronic gambling problems. Others have just been released from Villawood detention centre and cannot work while they are awaiting determination of their cases. One young... read more...


Mortgage Crisis Support

More families are losing their homes in my electorate than anywhere else in the country. Last year 300 families lost their homes. On current predictions, three families lose their homes every day in my electorate. How can I help in a real, practical way? How can I help people... read more...


Mrs Anna Cecchin; Mr Norman White

In 1945 she moved to Yagoona, and she has lived there ever since. During the Second World War, Anna worked in the Arnott's factory and produced biscuits for the Army ration packs. Her late husband, Victor, served with the Australian Army and lived a long and fruitful life,... read more...


Education

  This is as true of Australia today as it was of 19th century England. We have a mandate to revolutionise education in this country, and tonight I want to commend the government's first steps. Our first steps, after all, are the most important. This is where the education... read more...


Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009: Consideration in Detail (M5 Question)

My electorate will welcome this because of the assistance it will provide in making it easier to get to and from the city. I think it will also help with the movement of freight between the airport and Western Sydney. I also place on record my view that more work needs to be... read more...


Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009: Consideration in Detail

My office and I have, because of my interest in this area, received a number of complaints and calls of concern about mortgage brokers from not only residents in my electorate but also people outside of my electorate. One young lady contacted my office a couple of weeks ago... read more...