Centre for India Australia Studies at JGU organised a distinguished public lecture on ‘India Australia: Unlocking the Potential’ by The Hon. Jason Clare MP, Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment, Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Member for Blaxland. The lecture was conducted at the JGU campus on 16 January 2019.
Hon Jason Clare MP
Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment
Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia
Member for Blaxland
Mr. Clare was born and raised in Western Sydney where he attended Cabramatta Public School and Canley Vale High School before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales. Before entering Parliament, he worked as a senior adviser to NSW Premier Bob Carr and as an executive at Transurban, one of Australia’s top 20 listed companies. He was elected as the Federal Member for Blaxland in 2007 while in 2009, he was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for Employment. In 2010, he was appointed Minister for Defense Materiel. In 2011, he was appointed Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice. Following the 2013 election, Mr. Clare was appointed Shadow Minister for Communications. In 2016, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment and Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia.
About the Centre for India-Australia Studies (CIAS)
The Centre for India-Australia Studies (CIAS) is the first and only Centre with a focus on the India-Australia bilateral relationship that is embedded in an Indian Higher Education Institution.
The vision of CIAS is to emphasise the important bilateral relationship existing between India and Australia. Our success is gauged by developing mutually beneficial outcomes for both nations. We do this by harnessing the synergies between important focal points of the bilateral international relationship and JGU’s competencies in International Affairs, Business, Public Policy, Law, Arts and Humanities. This stresses stronger links and more meaningful engagement between numerous higher education stakeholders such as Institutions; Researchers and Academics; Students and Youth; Businesses; and Government and Policy-makers”.
As the India-Australia relationship grows from strength to strength, encouraged by the convergence of common interests in various areas such as education, regional security, energy and resources and international trade, both nations have taken extraordinary steps to strengthen bilateral ties. Since November 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed a state visit to Australia, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in almost three decades, the governments of both countries.
Encouraged by the growth of the bilateral relationship at a Government-to-Government level, the CIAS hopes to encourage other stakeholders to embrace the India-Australia relationship.