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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Portfolio Media Releases

Federal funding for clean up welcomed

  Labor welcomes the Federal Government's announcement that it will provide funding for the clean up of bushfire affected properties.  Labor called for this earlier this week and we are glad the Government has listened.    Today’s announcement covers properties in Victoria.... read more...


Media Release - Government must help all Australians in bushfire cleanup

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIES MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND   MATT THISTLETHWAITE MP SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR THE REPUBLIC MEMBER... read more...


Media Release - New Local Government Bushfire Announcement

NEW LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUSHFIRE ANNOUNCEMENT   Labor welcomes the Government’s announcement today of $60 million to be made available to bushfire affected councils. It’s important that this money is made immediately available to help local communities recover. Local councils... read more...


Media Release - The Government must deliver on their promise to indigenous housing

HON LINDA BURNEY MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS MEMBER FOR BARTON JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIES MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND   NITA GREEN SENATOR FOR QUEENSLAND THE... read more...


Treasurer and Minister Sukkar must rule out higher interest rates under First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

TREASURER AND MINISTER SUKKAR MUST RULE OUT HIGHER INTEREST RATES UNDER FIRST HOME LOAN DEPOSIT SCHEME   Reports in today’s Financial Review that buyers might have to pay more under the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme shows the Morrison Government could be set to break its... read more...


Is McCormick full of hot air on Regional Aviation?

CATHERINE KING MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER FOR BALLARAT JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIES MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND   IS MCCORMACK FULL OF HOT AIR ON REGIONAL AVIATION?... read more...


First Home Loan Deposit Scheme Passes the Parliament with Labor's Amendments

  Labor welcomes the passage through the Parliament of the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. This legislation passed with Labor’s support, following an amendment to see a review of the scheme in 12 months. The review will be important to ensure the new scheme delivers on the... read more...


Deadline passes for Tassie housing deal

THE HON JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND   THE HON JULIE COLLINS MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGEING AND SENIORS SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN MEMBER FOR... read more...


New report shows more needs to be done to tackle veteran homelessness

The new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report on veteran homelessness is an alarming insight into the plight of veterans who are struggling to put a roof over their heads. The report, Use of homelessness services by contemporary ex-serving ADF members:... read more...


Assistant Minister must come back into the Parliament and correct the record after misleading the house

Yesterday in Question Time I asked the Minister representing the Minister for Families and Social Services:   Why did the Assistant Minister for Homelessness claim the rate of homelessness is “not ahead of population growth” when in fact homelessness is growing at nearly... read more...