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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

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...


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...