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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Media

Thirty-five years of Vietnamese migration - a story that we should remember and celebrate

"Thirty-four years ago the first Vietnamese refugees arrived on our shores. They came to Australia with nothing but innovation, determination and a willingness to work hard. They raised families, started businesses, built homes and formed organisations to look after new... read more...


Cabramatta

Thirty-four years ago the first Vietnamese refugees arrived on our shores. Like my ancestor, they had no choice. Many took the dangerous journey by boat. They came to Australia with nothing but innovation, determination and a willingness to work hard. They raised families,... read more...


Fireworks

New South Wales banned the retail sale of fireworks years ago, but it is still a big problem, largely because of the laws here in the ACT. I get more complaints at my office about illegal fireworks than just about anything else. My colleague the member for Reid has the same... read more...


Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2009-2010; Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2009-2010; Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2009-2010: Second Reading

Kev is in the building game. His family business, Co-Wyn, has been around since 1954. The government's nation-building infrastructure plan means that Kev has a lot of work on at the moment. He employs 13 full-time staff, including two apprentices, at Co-Wyn and he is about... read more...


Kokoda Mateship Trek

The Australians were outnumbered five to one. Their headquarters was about to be overrun. At that moment, Kingsbury grabbed a bren gun and charged into the enemy, mowing down 30 before he was struck and killed by a sniper's bullet. His actions halted the Japanese offensive and... read more...


New child care and hairdressing training facilities for Bankstown TAFE

The new training facilities were jointly funded by the Australian Government and the NSW Government. "The Australian Government is pleased to provide funding of $3,150,000 to support this project which will benefit students in our local area," Mr Clare said. Mr Clare also... read more...


Dr Jamal Rifi

Dr Rifi migrated to Australia in 1984, learnt English, and completed his studies in medicine. He became a GP, set up his own practice and threw himself into the service of our community. He became a founding member of Australian Muslim Doctors against Violence and the... read more...


Matters of Public Importance: Employment

That is 200,000 Australians, more than all the workers in my electorate; more than all the workers in the electorate of Moncrieff. That is effectively two Olympic stadiums full of people who would have been unemployed if we had adopted the approach of the opposition, which... read more...


Villawood Detention Centre Redevelopment

"Villawood Detention Centre was built in 1949 and it has been in desperate need of improvement for a long time," Mr Clare said. The $186.3 million project will include design development, community consultation, operational planning, tender documentation, construction,... read more...


$3.15 Million for Bankstown Arts Centre

"This is great news for Bankstown. It will create local construction jobs and provide a new home for local artists and community groups," Mr Clare said. "The centre is already a great place for people to meet, learn, perform and be inspired. This will make Bankstown Arts... read more...