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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Work begins at Bankstown Arts Centre

The new centre which is scheduled to be completed by November next year, will be a multipurpose arts venue specialising in music, film, visual arts, theatre, dance, literature and new media. The project has been jointly funded by the Rudd Government under the Community... read more...


Tackling the skills shortage with a Kickstart

Sunday Telegraph, 1/11/09 It's not often you meet a bloke named Kevin. A couple of months ago I met two in the same place. Kev the PM from Queensland and Kev the builder from Bankstown.The Prime Minister was in Bankstown to talk about jobs. Kev the builder told him the... read more...


Apprentice Kickstart to help school leavers

Mr Clare made the announcement whilst meeting with first year building apprentices at Co-Wyn Building Contractors, a third generation family business based in Bankstown. Mark Cohen welcomed the announcement and said that Co-Wyn would be looking to put on more apprentices... read more...


National Apology to Forgotten Australians - November 16

The apology will be delivered in Parliament House on November 16 and will acknowledge the abuse and neglect suffered by many Australians who were brought up in care as state wards, foster children of home children raised in orphanages, children's homes and other... read more...


Jobs Australia National Conference

I still remember the day my father came home and told us he had been retrenched. It was the early 1990s and recession had snatched the jobs of tens of thousands of Australians, but I never thought my old man would be one of them. He had been a draftsman at the same... read more...


Bring back that special Sunday afternoon in Spring

Sunday Telegraph, 04/10/09 Last Friday something terrible happened to me. On the eve of the big game between the Bulldogs and the Eels, I was accused by another Sydney newspaper of being a dogs fan. Now the Bulldogs are a great team, but they're not my team. I bleed blue... read more...


Get the help you need - Cabramatta Local Services Forum

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP and State Member for Cabramatta, Nick Lalich MP are working with the Vietnamese Community Association to host the first ‘Local Services Forum' in Cabramatta.The event will be at the Cabramatta PCYC, between 11am-2pm on Wednesday 14... read more...


St Charbel's College Silver Jubilee

St Charbel's is a very special place. It's a place where life begins and ends. A place of sacrament and service, and a place of learning. The students of St Charbel's learn more than just what is in a text book. They learn a way of life. A commitment the Maronite... read more...


Welcoming the Babies 2009

More than 500 people attended the inaugural ‘Welcoming the Babies' event at the Town Hall as part of the 2009 Children's Festival. Bankstown is the baby capital of Sydney with an estimated 2,700 babies born every year. Mums and dads received gift bags containing useful... read more...


Making Cities Work

Chifley Research Centre Website 24/09/2009 My first memory of politics is my mum and dad telling me Gough Whitlam sewered Western Sydney. It might seem odd today but it was a big issue in 1972. It improved the lives of a lot of people and the places where they lived. "It was... read more...