Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Speeches

Housing Crisis in Tasmania - Federation Chamber - 29 July 2019

I thank the member for Franklin for bringing forward this important motion. My old man always used to tell me when I was a kid, 'When you grow up, buy a house.' It was a message he repeated time after time after time. It wasn't about getting rich; it was about his worry about... read more...


Homelessness - Federation Chamber - 25 July 2019

Thank you very much Deputy speaker. A couple of weeks ago I met a bloke named Kevin.  He lives in Campbelltown in Western Sydney and he told me his story. Kevin was an ice addict and his addiction to that drug cost him his kids and cost him his job. His kids were taken away... read more...


Prostate Cancer - Federation Chamber - 22 July 2019

Federation Chamber  Prostate Cancer    Thank you very much Madam Deputy Speaker. And can I start by thanking the Member for Perth for bringing forward this really important motion for discussion in our Parliament. We don't talk about prostate cancer enough as blokes.... read more...


Tribute to Bob Hawke

House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia ***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** When JFK was killed in 1963 Bob Hawke was having his first crack at trying to win a seat here in the Australian Parliament. He was running for the seat of Corio – the seat my friend Richard... read more...


Speech: Australian Local Government Association

AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION - NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY  CANBERRA TUESDAY, 18 JUNE 2019 ***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***   As a kid, growing up in Western Sydney, local government for me was the park I played soccer at on the weekend. It was the lights that let... read more...


Speech: Launch of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's fourth National Trade Survey Report

JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENTSHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIAMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND  LAUNCH OF THE AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY FOURTH  NATIONAL TRADE SURVEY REPORT 2018 TUESDAY, 26 MARCH 2019 *** CHECK... read more...


Mr Brian and Mrs Fleur Wenham

Federation Chamber CONSTITUENCY STATEMENTS Mr Brian and Mrs Fleur Wenham    Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (16:18): Last month I got an email from a woman named Carol, telling me that her mum and her dad live in my electorate and that they were about to celebrate their 60th wedding... read more...


Address to Minerals Council of Australia - Minerals Week Seminar

  ADDRESS TO MINERALS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA – MINERALS WEEK SEMINAR   THURSDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2019 *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY ***         When I was at high school I wanted to be a doctor.   I did work experience at the local hospital.    But to become a doctor I... read more...


AFR India Business Summit

AFR INDIA BUSINESS SUMMIT THURSDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 2018  *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY ***   Australia and India have a special kind of bond.   We share a lot more than an ocean.   We share a history.   Last week we commemorated the end of World War I.   In that war we... read more...


24 men Bankstown forgot

Federation Chamber, Parliament of Australia   Wednesday, 24 September 2018    ******** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY **********   1.  George Butcher 2. Lawler Sutton Byrne 3. Alfred Callaghan 4. Walter James Edward Callaghan 5. Sidney J Currall 6. George Arthur Dale 7.... read more...