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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Local Media Releases

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...


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...


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...


Birrong Girls High wins national award for excellence in education

Birrong Girls High School received national recognition and a share in over $1 million in prize money at the 2008 Australian Government National Awards for Quality Schooling. "The Australian Government is committed to building a world-class education system, and awards like... read more...


From Little Things Big Things Grow

During a recent visit for their "Return to School" day, Jason was shown a DVD made by students in 6A retelling the story of Vincent Lingiari and the Gurindji people. The DVD interpreted the lyrics of the song "From little things big things grow." "It was very moving.... read more...