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Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 – Second Reading

27 August 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (09:05): Furthermore, employers also have rights, including a right to go about their business without unnecessary disruption or unfairly imposed costs. Right of entry under the current act is not fair to employers because it places unfair demands and unfair financial imposts on them. These are in the […]

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Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 – Second Reading

26 August 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (20:54): I rise today to speak for the government’s Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014. In considering the government’s task in having these vitally important amendments accepted and implemented, I am aware of the responsibility in presenting our case. These amendments are vital and important because they will restore […]

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More support for patients with prostate cancer

August 14th 2014   Bennelong MP, John Alexander, says a dedicated prostate cancer nurse will soon be available at Macquarie University Hospital. “The Federal Government is funding 14 specialist prostate cancer nurses, nationwide, to provide support for patients, their families and carers,” Mr Alexander said. “We’re fortunate to benefit from this program at Macquarie University […]

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Minority protections maintained, Racial Discrimination Act to remain strong

August 13th 2014   The Federal Member for Bennelong, John Alexander, says the Federal Government’s decision to keep protections for minority groups in the Racial Discrimination Act is an example of politicians and communities working together in our democracy. “I applaud the strong leadership of Prime Minister, Tony Abbott for taking the decision to maintain […]

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Child care reform – have your say!

 August 11th 2014   Bennelong MP, John Alexander is encouraging local residents to have their say on how child care can be made more affordable, flexible and accessible. The Productivity Commission is now undertaking public consultation following last month’s release of its draft report into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning. Mr Alexander says “this […]

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FEDERAL FUNDING FOR VETERAN HELP & ADVOCACY

 August 8th 2014   The Federal Member for Bennelong, John Alexander, has welcomed the restoration of Australian Government funding to assist ex-service organisations continue their important work with the local veteran community. Mr Alexander said Ryde City & Districts Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia (VVAA) would receive $15,760.68 under the restored Building Excellence in Support […]

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Minority protections maintained, Racial Discrimination Act to remain strong

August 7th 2014 The Federal Member for Bennelong, John Alexander, says the Federal Government’s decision to keep protections for minority groups in the Racial Discrimination Act is an example of politicians and communities working together in “this great democracy”. “I applaud the strong leadership of Prime Minister, Tony Abbott for taking the decision to maintain […]

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Celebrating 100 years of Red Cross – Be part of the Great Australian Story

August 1st 2014   The federal member for Bennelong, John Alexander, invites local residents to become a part of this year’s centenary celebrations of Red Cross in Australia. Red Cross has helped shape 100 years of Australia’s social history. To celebrate its centenary, Red Cross is publishing the stories of ordinary Australians whose lives have […]

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