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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

 

Speeches

National Disability Insurance Scheme - Frank and Jacob's Story

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (10:06): Today I want to talk about Frank and Jacob. Frank is Jacob's dad. He's the father of three boys, and Jacob is the youngest. He's 10 years old and he has Angelman syndrome. Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder. It's caused by the partial deletion... read more...


Recession

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (10:08): I'll never forget the day that my dad came home and told us that he'd lost his job. I remember the fear in his face. I remember the reaction from my mum. I remember the conversations in the kitchen about how we were going to pay the mortgage and... read more...


National Integrity Commission

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (15:53): Anybody who thinks corruption doesn't exist here, who thinks that corruption doesn't exist at a federal level is just naive. Of course it exists. We need the right sort of body with the right sort of powers to find it and weed it out. A government... read more...


Sandakan Death March

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (19:30): Things are tough at the moment. This may just be the toughest year that many of us live through. But I caught up with two old mates recently to help put things in perspective. Reg, who's 97, and Bert, who's an amazing 104, are part of that group of... read more...


Beirut explosion

  Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (13:39): Anyone with Lebanese blood in their veins lives with the heartache of what's happened to Lebanon over the last few decades—the civil war, the bombings, the violence, the assassinations, the interference of foreign powers, the influx of... read more...


Remarks at Homelessness Week Launch 2020

Normally Homelessness Week is an opportunity to shine a light on this dark problem, to try to get some much needed media attention and get some public focus on homelessness.   Normally it's also an opportunity for politicians to sprout the usual well meaning platitudes.   But... read more...


Canterbury Bankstown Torch's 100th Birthday

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (10:18): A 100th birthday is a pretty special thing, and tomorrow there is a very special 100th birthday in my local community: the Bankstown Torch newspaper is turning 100. While other newspapers across the country are dying off, the Bankstown Torch is... read more...


Building and Construction Industry

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (17:00): We're all stuck in them, most of us can't wait to get out of them, and we need a hell of a lot more of them. I'm talking about housing. One of the many things we have learnt over the last few weeks is the importance of housing—safe and affordable... read more...


Coronavirus JobKeeper Bill 2020

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (13:19):  I move: That the following words be added after paragraph (9): "(10) calls on the Government to: (a) recognise the importance of local government; (b) acknowledge that the closure of council facilities has resulted in significant revenue loss... read more...


The fierce urgency of now

Australians are anxious. They're worried. Many are panicked and frightened. I see that in my own local area. I see it in the tussle over toilet paper at Coles and Woolworths. I see it in the fight that broke out at Bass Hill Woolworths only a week or so ago. But it's important... read more...