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Archive | November, 2013

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Amenian Genocide

21 November 2013   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:52): I rise to express grave concerns that a House of Representatives committee room has today been used to advocate a revision of accepted history on the Armenian genocide. At the invitation of Labor members for Werriwa and Calwell, revisionist Justin McCarthy has used parliamentary facilities to promote […]

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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS: White Ribbon Day

18 November 2013   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (10:32): I rise in the House to talk about the importance of 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the White Ribbon campaign. Please indulge me as I share a personal story. I have come to know a domestic violence sufferer through […]

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GRIEVANCE DEBATE: Health: Sport and Recreation, Media

18 November 2013   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (17:56): Prior to entering public life, I was in the business of developing multi-activity sport and recreation clubs—some were very successful and some were very public failures. My first meeting to discuss a future in politics was with Dr Brendan Nelson. We talked of my interest in preventative […]

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