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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

 

Speeches

Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (13:45): Tonight, like every night, thousands of Australians will sleep on the street or in a park or in their car. And tonight 1,657 other Australians will also experience a bit of what that's like, because tonight is Vinnies CEO Sleepout. It's not the... read more...


Consideration in Detail - Regional Housing

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (10:36): I thank the Acting Prime Minister for being here as part of this process today. This is a process which is not always taken seriously, so your attendance here today is much appreciated. I want to talk about the big shift that we've seen in last 12... read more...


Consideration in Detail - Housing

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (12:21): I have two questions I'd like to ask the Minister for Housing. The first question is about land supply. In 2017 the minister promised to release surplus Commonwealth land for housing development. The 2017 budget documents state, 'The government is... read more...


Tasmania - Housing

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (10:14): We've got a housing crisis in Australia at the moment; that's the truth of it. It's harder to buy a house today than ever before. It's also harder to rent a place than ever before. One of the parts of the country where this is most severe is... read more...


HomeBuilder Program

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (13:30): On A Current Affair this week it was revealed that there are hundreds of Aussies who've applied for the HomeBuilder grant and, because of a confusing online application form, have now missed out. They went online and they thought they'd applied for... read more...


Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 3) Bill 2021 - Family Home Guarantee

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (13:26): I rise to support the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 3) Bill 2021. I specifically want to talk about the Family Home Guarantee, which is part of schedule 2 of this bill. The Labor Party support this, but we support it like you would... read more...


Address to the 2021 Big Australian Housing Build Virtual Conference

ADDRESS TO THE 2021 BIG AUSTRALIAN HOUSING BUILD VIRTUAL CONFERENCE   WEDNESDAY, 28 APRIL 2021   *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY ***  It took a virus last year to show us that, if we really want to, we can do something about homelessness.   In a flash, tens of thousands of... read more...


Housing Affordability

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (13:48): Lots of people are struggling to pay the rent. If you're one of those people, you might be surprised to learn that last year governments right across the country set up rent relief funds to help people who were struggling because they'd lost their... read more...


Domestic and Family Violence: Paid Parental Leave

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (10:07): Amani Haydar lives in my electorate. Six years ago her mum was murdered by her father. She was stabbed 30 times in front of Amani's younger sister. At the time, Amani was five months pregnant. With her father in prison and her mum in a grave, Amani... read more...


Bert Collins turns 105

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (16:30): Bert Collins was born in 1916, the year after the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli; the year that they arrived on the killing fields of the Western Front; and the same year that the Labor Party tore itself apart over conscription back here at home. That... read more...