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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

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Sir Richard Kirby Lecture 2009

**CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** Firstly let me acknowledge the traditional owners of this land-the Dharawal Nation-and pay my respects to their elders past and present. Sharon Bird Member for Cunningham; Professor Gerard Sutton Vice Chancellor University of Wollongong; Sir... read more...


This was the most important day of the year for our country

Sunday Telegraph, 29/11/09 It has been a corker of a year in Federal politics. Leadership challenges, climate change deniers, sauce bottle shakers and a little bloke called Godwin. It was also the year the Rudd Government held the economy together and the Liberals tore... read more...


Social Security Amendment (National Green Jobs Corps Supplement) Bill 2009: Second Reading

Jason Clare, Member for Blaxland I thank all members who participated in the debate on the Social Security Amendment (National Green Jobs Corps Supplement) Bill 2009. In a moment I will address some of the issues that have been raised, but first let us remember the purpose of... read more...


Education

Jason Clare, Member for Blaxland I thank the member for New England for bringing this important matter of public importance to the House. It is obvious from his contribution that he cares very deeply about his electorate and the education opportunities available to country... read more...


Fair Work Amendment (State Referrals and Other Measures) Bill 2009: Second Reading

Jason Clare, Member for Blaxland Tonight we saw the Liberal Party's commitment to Work Choices on display again. The Australian people know that Work Choices was unfair and divisive; that is why they rejected it-and the AWAs that slashed the safety net and took away basic... read more...


Apology to the Forgotten Australians

History will be made today when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivers a National Apology on behalf of all Australians to more than 500,000 Forgotten Australians and former child migrants. Parliamentary patrons of the Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN) Corio MP Richard Marles... read more...


Apology to the Forgotten Australians - Speech to the House of Representatives

  For the next thirteen years she lived in constant fear of being punished for every minor indiscretion and with the empty feeling of a childhood deprived of love. She wouldn't see her brother again for forty years. Hers is one of half a million stories.Today is an... read more...


Building the Education Revolution in the Economic Stimulus Package - Address to the National Conversation with Principals

It is great to be here at the first National Conversation with Principals. I hold my own Principals Forum with 52 principals in my electorate about four times a year. I understand Jihad Dib the Principal of Punchbowl Boys High School is here this morning; he is a regular at... read more...


Work begins at Bankstown Arts Centre

The new centre which is scheduled to be completed by November next year, will be a multipurpose arts venue specialising in music, film, visual arts, theatre, dance, literature and new media. The project has been jointly funded by the Rudd Government under the Community... read more...


Tackling the skills shortage with a Kickstart

Sunday Telegraph, 1/11/09 It's not often you meet a bloke named Kevin. A couple of months ago I met two in the same place. Kev the PM from Queensland and Kev the builder from Bankstown.The Prime Minister was in Bankstown to talk about jobs. Kev the builder told him the... read more...