Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Media

Coronavirus: Renters package due tonight

  The relief package for renters, put together by the states, is due to be considered by the National Cabinet tonight. The Government now has broad powers to increase and expand payments to help people in difficult situations - this includes people facing rental stress. It... read more...


Speech: The fierce urgency of now - 23 March 2020

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...


Welcome relief for borrowers and small business

JIM CHALMERS MP SHADOW TREASURER MEMBER FOR RANKIN   BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRY SHADOW MINISTER FOR SCIENCE SHADOW MINISTER FOR SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS MEMBER FOR GORTON   STEPHEN JONES MP SHADOW ASSISTANT TREASURER SHADOW... read more...


Food banks and emergency relief need boost now

Labor is calling on the Government to urgently extend stimulus support to the charity and non-for-profit sector.  Food bank, emergency relief and financial counselling organisations provide vital services to those Australians doing it toughest – and they are more important... read more...


Coronavirus: Financial relief for homeowners and renters

It is clear the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will hit a lot of Australian families hard. For people who lose their job or lose hours at work it will make it much harder to pay the mortgage or pay the rent. No one should lose their home because they, or their family, are affected... read more...


Supermarket Delivery Curfews

Local councils should immediately lift truck delivery curfews that are restricting the ability of supermarkets to restock.   This temporary measure will help supermarkets restock shelves and keep up with the increase in demand.   Many councils have curfews on truck delivery... read more...


Interview with Kieran Gilbert - Sky News - Wednesday 18 March 2020

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS WEDNESDAY, 18 MARCH 2020   SUBJECTS: Supermarket delivery curfews; COVID-19.   KIEREN GILBERT: Let's go live now to Labor frontbencher the Shadow Minister for Local Government Jason Clare. Jason Clare I know you've put out a... read more...


104 Not Out: Bankstown Legend Bert Collins Turns 104

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, visited Mr Bert Collins at his home in Bankstown to wish him a happy birthday. Mr Collins turns 104 on Wednesday, making him one of the oldest people in the Bankstown area and the oldest veteran in the local community. Last year... read more...


The lights are on but no-one’s home

There is no home for the homeless in the Morrison Government.  Senate Estimates this week revealed that the Department of Social Services saw little role for itself, beyond payments, in the areas of Indigenous and Veteran homelessness. “I guess there are different departments... read more...


Eulogy: David (Dick) Clifford Payten OAM

David (Dick) Clifford Payten OAM 30.03.1921 - 1.03.2020 Eulogy delivered at Hope Point Church, Georges Hall   Half an hour can change your life. My favourite story about Dick is how he met Mary. A mate of his set them up. They were supposed to meet under the clock at... read more...