Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Portfolio Media Releases

Government Must Fix Building Mess

The Government has today faced criticism and come under increasing pressure from a group of five of Australia’s largest business groups calling for action on serious issues faced by the building industry.   The group warns of declining public confidence and the economic impact... read more...


Deal or no deal to fix Tasmania's housing crisis?

DEAL OR NO DEAL TO FIX TASMANIA’S HOUSING CRISIS? Last night the Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told the Senate that the housing crisis in Tasmania would be fixed as part of Senator Lambie’s support for the Government’s tax legislation: “… we have agreed over the next six... read more...


RBA confirms mortgage arrears at highest level since the GFC

  The Reserve Bank has today confirmed that the number of people behind in their mortgage repayments is now at the highest level since the Global Financial Crisis.   This confirms the reports by Moody’s this week and Standard and Poor’s Global two weeks ago.   The Head of... read more...


New data shows home loan arrears at highest level since the Global Financial Crisis

 A new report from Standard and Poor’s Global has revealed that home loan arrears in Australia are now at their highest level since the Global Financial Crisis. This comes in the same week it was revealed that economic growth is now at its lowest level since the Global... read more...


Statement on appointment as Shadow Minister

I am very honoured to be asked to serve as Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government. If we want to win the next election we need to listen to the people of regional Australia and earn their trust and support.   Regional Australia is a critical... read more...


25 Queenslanders to receive $20,000 scholarships to work in Hydrogen Industry

JASON CLARE MP  SHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIA  SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT  MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND  ZAC BEERS LABOR CANDIDATE FOR FLYNN  25 QUEENSLANDERS TO RECEIVE $20,000 SCHOLARSHIPS TO WORK IN HYDROGEN INDUSTRY 25 Queenslanders wanting... read more...


A Fair Go for the West with SBS

TONY BURKE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR CITIZENSHIP AND MULTICULTURAL AUSTRALIA SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ARTS MEMBER FOR WATSON   ANTHONY ALBANESE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, CITIES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER   JASON CLARE MP... read more...


NAIF: Crappy 4th Birthday

NAIF: CRAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY Scott Morrison and the LNP’s failed Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) has just marked its fourth birthday. While Morrison and the LNP can celebrate the millions of dollars in staff costs, travel perks and executive salaries they’ve paid... read more...


Labor's FutureAsia Plan to deepen Asian engagement

TANYA PLIBERSEK MP   DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION   SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING   SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN   MEMBER FOR SYDNEY     SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG  LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE  SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS  LABOR SENATOR FOR... read more...


Labor will boost Australian mines of the future

  A Shorten Labor Government will boost Australia’s potential as a resource powerhouse and battery production superpower by investing $75 million in developing the future mining of resources such as lithium.   We want to ensure Australian mines are powering the commodities... read more...