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Archive | September, 2015

Clean up the World comes to Putney

Last weekend, 200 volunteers descended on Bennelong Park Putney for a Clean Up the World event. People from across the community, including a large number of Korean groups, picked up rubbish for 3 hours, collecting 95 large bags and leaving the area considerably more beautiful than when they found it. Also attending were Ian Kiernan, […]

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John Alexander Chairs Hearing with RBA Governor

This Friday, the House Economics Committee held their bi yearly hearing with the Reserve Bank Governor, Glenn Stevens. As Chair of the Committee, John Alexander MP led the questioning. The hearing took place in Canberra and examined many important topics, including interest rates, house prices, the recent Fed Reserve decision, and the ongoing state of […]

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John Alexander MP raises Human Rights concerns with Azerbaijani MP

This week, John Alexander, Member of Parliament for Bennelong, has met with Mr Fatiyev from the Azerbaijani parliament to raise concerns about human rights and their relationship with their Armenian neighbours. In the House of Representatives, John said: “As Chair of the House Standing Committee on Economics I met with the Chair of the Azerbaijan-Australia […]

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John Alexander opens Excelsia College Open Day

Member of Parliament for Bennelong, John Alexander MP, attended the open day of the new Excelsia College in Macquarie Park on the weekend. Macquarie Park in my electorate is Sydney’s fastest growing business district and is home to some of the country’s most innovative and exciting industries. The countries first hydrogen car charging station sits […]

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Stronger Community Grants

Bennelong boasts great local community organisations with big plans, big hearts, but limited funds. So I’m doing something about this. Through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme $150,000 is available to Bennelong community groups in infrastructure grant funding. This federal funding will improve local participation and cohesion, and contribute to develop an even more vibrant Bennelong community. These grants […]

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John Alexander praises Chinese Australian Free Trade Agreement

Member of Parliament for Bennelong, John Alexander, has praised the Chinese Australian Free Trade Agreement which is currently being discussed in Parliament. John spoke of the overwhelming benefit that this agreement will have to the multicultural communities across Bennelong, and the importance of building further bridges between our two nations. John said: “The economic growth […]

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Celebrating ERNA and Australian Netball

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (19:11): I second the motion. I would like to thank the member for Lalor for moving this motion and for the scarf. The 2015 ANZ Championship final held on Sunday, 21 June at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre was one of the great sporting events in our nation’s history. The record shows the […]

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