Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Housing Affordability

(1) notes: (a) the pain being felt by Australian families struggling to pay off mortgages due to rising interest rates; (b) the failure of the previous government to heed the warnings of the Reserve Bank; and (c) the need for low cost home ownership and reduced entry costs... read more...


Infrastructure Australia Bill 2008: Second Reading

Developing a blueprint will be the easy part; the hard part will be implementation. It will require real leadership and real commitment. It will require a real increase in the investment that we place in physical infrastructure: road and rail, port infrastructure, energy,... read more...


Dental Health

‘There is no clearer indicator of socioeconomic status in Australia than the state of people's teeth.' Those are not my words; they are the words of Tony McBride, CEO of the Health Issues Centre. They are words that ring true, particularly in the electorate of Blaxland, and... read more...


Blaxland MP says no second airport at Bankstown

"Bankstown Airport is already one of the busiest airports in the world. There are already more than 350,000 movements a year, that's about 1000 movements a day," Mr Clare said. "In 2003 the Howard Government privatised Bankstown Airport. "In March 2005, the Howard... read more...


Interest Rates

I can hear cries coming from the other side of the chamber, but I am more concerned about the cries of working families in places like Western Sydney and cries from working families in my electorate. Inflation is the great menace that confronts us. It erodes savings and... read more...


Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply

Not old enough to vote in 1941 but old enough to know his country needed him, old enough to be part of the first army to defeat the Japanese at Milne Bay, old enough to be torn open by mortar fire. His name was Jack Clare and he was my grandfather. On the other side of the... read more...


Blaxland MP visits all 52 local schools

"I have spent the last 29 school days meeting with principals and teachers. The visits were a great opportunity to learn more about our local schools and to see first hand the great work being done. Schools in Blaxland are at the heart of the local community. I am keen to... read more...


Blaxland MP raises concerns about online home buyers with Minister Chris Bowen

Their advertising material suggests they are targeting the most vulnerable in our community - people struggling to keep their head above water; people behind in their mortgage repayments, people who have lost their jobs, people who have fallen ill and people getting... read more...