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Leader  Bill Shorten
Name  Jason Clare
Preceded by  Malcolm Turnbull
Spouse  Louise Tran (m. 2012)
Preceded by  Brendan O'Connor
Party  Australian Labor Party
Succeeded by  Michael Keenan

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Prime Minister  Julia Gillard Kevin Rudd
Prime Minister  Julia Gillard Kevin Rudd
Role  Member of the Australian House of Representatives
Office  Member of the Australian Parliament since 2007
Education  University of New South Wales, Canley Vale High School

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Jason Dean Clare (born 22 March 1972) is the Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Blaxland in the western suburbs of Sydney. He first won the seat at the 2007 Australian federal election, and retained it with clear majorities at both the 2010 and 2013 elections. Clare filled various positions in the Second Gillard (2010–2013) and Second Rudd Ministries (2013), namely Minister for Defence Materiel, Minister for Justice, and Minister for Home Affairs.


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Following Labor's loss at the 2013 election, he was named Shadow Minister for Communications in the Shadow Cabinet led first by Chris Bowen and then by the current Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten.

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After the 2016 Federal Election Jason was named Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment and Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia.

Early life and career

Clare was born and raised in Western Sydney and attended Cabramatta Primary School and Canley Vale High School. He was the dux of Canley Vale High School in 1989. When he left school he joined the Labor Party and was the secretary of the Cabramatta Branch for 10 years (1992 to 2002). He completed a Bachelor Of Arts (Hons) and an Bachelor Of Laws from the University of New South Wales. He was a senior adviser to former NSW Premier Bob Carr and an executive at Transurban, one of Australia's Top 100 companies.


The safe Labor seat Blaxland was the electorate of Prime Minister Paul Keating from 1969 to 1996. From 1996 to 2007 it was held by Michael Hatton, who lost his Labor preselection for the 2007 election in May of that year and was replaced by Clare. Clare also competed for preselection against George Williams, who had been "anointed by the ALP executive", had the "blessing of [former Prime Minister] Gough Whitlam" and whose chances had been "talked up" by ABC news reports. Clare won Blaxland in the 2007 federal election.

Clare has been touted as a future ALP leader but has denied any interest in becoming leader.

Clare supports same-sex marriage.

Ministerial appointments

Clare was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Employment in June 2009. Following the intra-party power struggle that saw Julia Gillard become Prime Minister, Clare was promoted into the Ministry and appointed Minister for Defence Materiel in September 2010.

On 12 December 2011, Clare was appointed Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice and in the March 2012 reshuffle he again picked up the portfolio of Defence Materiel.


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