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Archive | November, 2014

Speech in Parliament – Abbott Government

27 November 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (15:41): Australia is a great country. As someone who has travelled widely and lived overseas for a good portion of my life I am able to say this with some authority. We have been the Lucky Country from riding on the sheep’s back and through mining booms. The […]

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Toys ‘n’ Tucker Christmas appeal

25 November 2014 Member for Bennelong John Alexander is urging everyone in Bennelong – businesses, schools and churches to help share the joy with those struggling to make ends meet this Christmas. Each Christmas Schools and Churches across Bennelong take part in the Anglicare Toys ‘n’ Tucker appeal, hoping many families will donate much needed […]

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Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue

24 November 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (12:10): On behalf of the Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue, I present the 2013 Annual Report of the Australian Taxation Office: Second Report. Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order 39(e). Mr ALEXANDER: by leave—I am very pleased to conclude the Standing Committee on […]

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Green shoots for Bennelong Gardens

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: The Office of John Alexander MP and Achieve Australia Business, government, and community leaders have come together at Royal Rehab in Putney to plant the first apple trees of the Heritage Granny Smith Orchard. The turning of the first sod marked the launch of BENNELONG GARDENS – a joint project working towards […]

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Celebrating Chinese migration to Australia

17 November 2014 “In Parliament today I was proud to represent the people of Bennelong as we celebrated many years of Chinese migration to Australia,” John Alexander MP said today. “The address to Parliament by His Excellency Xi Jinping gave us the opportunity to remind all Australians of the great benefits that recent decades of […]

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One date, one number, one national crisis line for Australians at risk of suicide

13 November 2014 A once in a century date that coincides with Lifeline’s telephone crisis line 13 11 14 – Lifeline acknowledges our iconic contribution to the Australian community.   This year, more than 950,000 Australians in crisis will call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis line – 13 11 14. “Lifeline is receiving an unprecedented number of […]

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Camp Quality funding boost

11 November 2014   Member for Bennelong John Alexander MP and Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews today announced $1 million in funding to support the Camp Quality Primary School Education Programme. Speaking at the launch of Camp Quality’s Puppet Showcase last night, Minister Andrews said the Australian Government was pleased to contribute to programmes […]

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Ryde Preschool sets the tone for language trials

8 November 2014   Member for Bennelong John Alexander MP has confirmed the Top Ryde Early Learning Centre has been chosen as one of forty sites across Australia selected to take part in the Abbott Government’s trial of a second language in the year before school. John Alexander says “the $9.8 million Early Learning Languages […]

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