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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Media

Who is the real action hero?

Sunday Telegraph, 25/07/2010 Most boys dream of being a superhero when they grow up.   I think Tony Abbott still does.  He calls himself 'Real Action' Man.  He's got the slogan.  He's even got the budgie smuggler super hero costume. But who is the real action hero? Julia... read more...


National trade cadetships to prepare Bankstown students for work

The Gillard Labor Government will help Bankstown students prepare for a career in the trades with the new National Trade Cadetship program. National Trade Cadetships will be offered to students from years 9 to 12 from 2012 under the National Curriculum. They will... read more...


Education

Jason Clare MP, Member for Blaxland I thank the member for Lyne for bringing forward this matter of public importance for debate in this House today and, more generally, the issue of education in regional and remote Australia. On that I make the point that the Learn. Earn.... read more...


Bend it like Bankstown

Sunday Telegraph, 20/06/2010  If you're in Western Sydney and you hear someone yell 'SHOOT', you're probably at a soccer game. Western Sydney often gets a bad rap, but the World Cup shows just what an incredible place it is. Nine players – or more than a third of the... read more...


'The Football Diaries' to kick goals in South Africa

Arts Minister Peter Garrett today visited performing arts company Urban Theatre Projects in Bankstown to wish them well on their tour of South Africa. "Urban Theatre Projects will take their production, The Football Diaries, to the world during the 2010 FIFA World Cup," Mr... read more...


Appropriation Bill - Federal Budget

Jason Clare MP, Member for Blaxland I rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2010-2011 and cognate bills. A budget needs to meet the challenges of today but it also has to build a bridge to the future. There are big challenges ahead. As a nation we are getting older.... read more...


Primary Schools for the 21st Century Program

Jason Clare MP, Member for Blaxland This matter of public importance debate is about three things: jobs, infrastructure and value for money. And one more thing:what would happen if the opposition was elected later this year? First to jobs. Tomorrow is 3 June. On 3 June last... read more...


The Torch

Jason Clare, Member for Blaxland Next month a very special part of Bankstown turns 90: the Torch. When the first issue of the Torch rolled off the hand-operated press 90 years ago, Bankstown was a bush town, silent movies ran at the Empire Theatre, horses were a common form... read more...


All aboard the Tony Abbott time machine

Sunday Telegraph, 23/05/2010 Politics has a funny way of repeating itself. Twenty-five years ago a Labor Government introduced a super profits tax on the oil and gas industry and the Liberal Party voted against it. Sound familiar? At the time the Liberal Party said it... read more...


Government Services One-Stop-Shop

A total of 20 different agencies from Federal, State and Local Government will come together under one roof on Thursday June 10 at Bankstown Town Hall from 6:30pm – 8:00pm for a Government Services One-Stop-Shop, initiated by Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare."When... read more...