Hon Jason Clare MP

Hon Jason Clare MP

Member for Blaxland

Minister for Education
Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 7 Level 1, 400 Chapel Road
Bankstown, NSW, 2200

Postal address

PO Box 153
Bankstown, NSW, 1885

(02) 9790 2466

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 7350


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Blaxland, New South Wales, 2007. Re-elected 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 2022.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Employment from 9.6.2009 to 14.9.2010.
  • Minister for Defence Materiel from 14.9.2010 to 14.12.2011.
  • Minister for Home Affairs from 14.12.2011 to 18.9.2013.
  • Minister for Justice from 14.12.2011 to 18.9.2013.
  • Minister for Defence Materiel from 5.3.2012 to 4.2.2013.
  • Cabinet Secretary from 4.2.2013 to 1.7.2013.
  • Cabinet Minister from 25.3.2013 to 1.7.2013.
  • Cabinet Minister from 1.6.2022.
  • Minister for Education from 1.6.2022.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Select: Regional Australia served from 29.7.2019 to 2.9.2020
  • House of Representatives Standing: Education and Training served from 19.2.2008 to 15.6.2009; Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government served from 19.2.2008 to 15.6.2009
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity served from 18.2.2008 to 15.6.2009; Intelligence and Security served from 25.11.2014 to 24.6.2015
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Labor Party. Served: 24.11.2007 to present
  • Shadow Minister for Communications from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Cabinet Minister from 18.10.2013 to 23.5.2022.
  • Shadow Minister for Resources from 4.5.2016 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government from 2.6.2019 to 23.5.2022.
  • Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness from 2.6.2019 to 23.5.2022.
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1991.
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Cabramatta Branch (NSW) from 1992 to 2001.
  • Born: 22.3.1972, Sydney, Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Hons) (University of New South Wales).
  • LLB (University of New South Wales).
  • Policy Adviser to the Minister for Police and Leader of the House (NSW), the Hon. P Whelan, MLA from 1995 to 1999.
  • Senior Policy Adviser to the Premier (NSW), the Hon. R Carr, MLA from 1999 to 2003.
  • Manager of Corporate Relations at Transurban from 2003 to 2007.
  • Name: Blaxland
  • Location: Blaxland is bordered by Georges River, Prospect Creek and Woodville Road on the west, along Boorea Street, St Hilliers Road, the Western Motorway, Duck River, Mackay Road, Bennett Road, Clyde Street, Dellwood Street, Blaxcell Street, Adam Street, Excelsior Street and Constance Street in the north. Follows Olympic Drive, Joseph Street, Rookwood and Stacey Street and Fairford Road on the east and along the South Western Motorway in the south. The main suburbs include Auburn (part), Bankstown (part), Berala, Chester Hill, Condell Park, Georges Hall, Guilford (part), Lidcombe (part), Milperra, South Grandville, Villawood and Yagoona.
  • Area: 61 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 105,383 (at 17.6.2019)
  • Industries: Retail, commercial and service industries including railway workshops, aircraft repairs, transport and storage.

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