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Archive | June, 2014

LOCAL INDUSTRY SHARPENS COMPETITIVE EDGE

26 June 2014   Menswear manufacturer and retailer, Jimmy Stuart, will receive a $50,000 federal government grant under the Textile, Clothing & Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program. Fifty-nine enterprising small businesses in the textile, clothing and footwear sector across Australia have been awarded a total of $2.16 million under the final round of the Program. […]

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Vocational Education Training in Schools’ prizes awarded

25 June 2014   Three local high school graduates are among 500 students have been recognised in the federal government’s Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) awards. Bennelong MP, John Alexander, sent his hardy congratulations to the winners – the awards recognising Year 12 students who excelled while undertaking a Vocational Education Training in Schools (VETiS) […]

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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Bennelong Electorate

23 June 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:40): I wish to update the House on a variety of goings-on in my electorate of Bennelong. Over recent weeks I have held mobile offices at Epping and West Ryde train stations. I have been chatting with commuters and giving constituents the opportunity to raise issues with me […]

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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS: Australia and Japan

23 June 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (11:31): I commend my colleague the member for Cowan for this motion on Australia-Japanese relations. As a good friend of Japan and as Chair of the East Asia Parliamentary Network, I give my full support to this private member’s motion. Our nation’s relations with Japan are a modern […]

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CONSTITUENCY STATEMENTS: Mr Hugh Lee

19 June 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (09:57): I rise to inform the House of a true champion of the Australian-Chinese community in my electorate of Bennelong. Hugh Lee is a leader in the truest sense. He is a humble and intelligent man, whose key focus is the betterment of the local community. As President […]

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Fellowship awarded to Macquarie University academic

19 June 2014   Member for Bennelong today congratulated Dr Marina Harvey from Macquarie University who has received a $90,000 grant for supporting quality learning and teaching by sessional staff. This grant will mean University staff employed on a sessional basis are best prepared and well supported. Mr Alexander said these grants were issued under […]

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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

18 June 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:30): I rise to inform the house about Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: when ‘small actions create a big movement’. Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in Australia—and our second biggest cancer killer, claiming the lives of 77 Australians every week. We have one of the highest […]

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Safer Streets Funding Approved For Eastwood

  12 June 2014   Bennelong MP John Alexander is delighted that Ryde Council has agreed to accept a $200,000 Federal Government grant for the installation of CCTV cameras in the Eastwood precinct. The funding was announced by Mr Alexander on 13 August 2013 with the Coalition Leader in the Senate, Eric Abetz, joining local shopkeepers […]

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ADJOURNMENT: Bennelong Electorate

 5 June 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (12:55): I rise to inform the House of several recent significant milestones in my electorate of Bennelong. Last month, Eastwood Fire Brigade celebrated 100 years of serving our community. I was honoured to attend the official centenary ceremony. Firies past and present attended, along with local dignitaries and […]

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MOTIONS: India

 2 June 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (11:45): I would like to join my colleagues in congratulating Narendra Modi and the BJP on their decisive win last month in the recent Indian elections. Mr Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister last week after a successful campaign that has inspired millions around the world. After […]

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