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Villawood Detention Centre Redevelopment

"Villawood Detention Centre was built in 1949 and it has been in desperate need of improvement for a long time," Mr Clare said. The $186.3 million project will include design development, community consultation, operational planning, tender documentation, construction,... read more...


$3.15 Million for Bankstown Arts Centre

"This is great news for Bankstown. It will create local construction jobs and provide a new home for local artists and community groups," Mr Clare said. "The centre is already a great place for people to meet, learn, perform and be inspired. This will make Bankstown Arts... read more...


New measures to help protect jobs and homes in south western Sydney

South Western Sydney is one of 7 places across Australia that will get a Local Employment Coordinator, to help cushion our local community from the effects of the global recession. "I have been saying for a long time, the global recession will hit our local area harder than... read more...


Walking for Legacy

Legacy is a voluntary organisation that has supported generations of Australian families after the death of a spouse or parent during or after their defence force service. Legacy currently cares for 120,000 widows and 1,900 children and dependants throughout Australia. "In... read more...


Jason joins the Army

The program is aimed at exposing parliamentarians to the challenges of service life. For Mr Clare joining the army is also a chance to get fit ahead of his upcoming Kokoda Trek. "It is a chance to spend a week with our service men and women, to get a better appreciation of... read more...


Kokoda Trail

  This was our darkest hour, the time of our greatest peril and our greatest generation. The first among them were the men who stood tall in the mountains of the Owen Stanley Range, the men of Kokoda. Success came at an enormous price: 625 were killed, more than 1,600 were... read more...


Funding for young local sporting champions

Twelve individual grants of $500 and one team grant of $3,000 will be available to help meet costs such as travel, equipment, uniforms, and accommodation. The Local Sporting Champions program is another example of the Rudd Government's commitment to supporting young people.... read more...


Australian Business Investment Partnership Bill 2009; Australian Business Investment Partnership (Consequential Amendment) Bill 2009: Second Reading

On 26 January every year most people wake up and think about what it means to be Australian, but for those of us with a political bent 26 January this year meant something different-we woke up, picked up our copy of the Australian and found on the front page the headline... read more...


Housing

(1) welcomes the drop in home repossessions and the increase in housing sales in Western Sydney in the last few months; (2) recognises the importance of the Rudd Government's First Home Owner's Boost and interest rate cuts in improving housing affordability; and (3) condemns... read more...


Bankstown Housing - Good news repossessions down, sales up

"In August last year 60 homes were repossessed by the Bankstown Sheriff. Last month it was 20," Mr Clare said. "This is a massive turnaround. Two years ago sheriffs were flat out having to repossess homes. Now real estate agents are flat out finding places for people to... read more...