Speeches

National Rental Affordability Scheme Amendment Bill 2019

Mr Speaker Labor supports this bill.  The National Rental Affordability Scheme was set up by Labor in 2008. Investors are provided with 10 year contracts through both state and federal funding and rent is provided at 20 per cent below market rate.  When the Abbott... read more...


Paul Keating Lecture

Paul Keating Lecture   It’s 50 years ago this year that Paul Keating was first elected to this place. It’s actually 50 years ago next week. Paul served here as the Member for Blaxland for almost 27 years. As we all know, he also became the 24th Prime Minister of... read more...


Housing Crisis in Tasmania

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

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  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...


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...


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...