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Archive | October, 2015

Bennelong 100 sets off on the right foot

John Alexander’s Bennelong 100km Walk for MND has had a stellar first week, with thousands of dollars raised and dozens of kilometres walked. JA started the walk on Saturday 24th October at his Epping office, and has already walked though North Epping, Marsfield, Macquarie Park, Denistone East, North Ryde, East Ryde, Top Ryde and Gladesville. […]

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John Alexander starts 100km walk for MND

Last Saturday, John Alexander MP started the first leg of his 100km walk around the electorate of Bennelong to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease. There are estimated 1,900 people with Motor Neurone Disease in Australia, each with an estimated life expectancy of only 27 months. Those 27 months will see a steady disintegration of […]

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John Alexander welcomes CHAFTA decision

This week in Canberra, the Chinese Australian Free Trade Agreement passed Parliament, meaning it will soon come into effect. This free trade agreement will bring new connections to the old friendship between Australia and China It was negotiated by the Liberal Trade Minister Andrew Robb, and this week passed Parliament despite a destabilising campaign lead […]

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John Alexander to WALK 100km for MND

From the 24th October, John Alexander MP will be re-donning the sports shoes as he walks 100km around Bennelong to raise money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease. There are estimated 1,900 people with Motor Neurone Disease in Australia, each with an estimated life expectancy of only 27 months. Those 27 months will see a […]

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Bennelong joins the fight to spray out Graffiti

Ryde Rotary, State MP for Ryde, Victor Dominello MP and Federal MP for Bennelong John Alexander joined forces to take part in “Graffiti Removal Day”, a campaign to remove graffiti from Bennelong on Sunday 18th October. Graffiti costs local businesses, households, NSW Government and Ryde Council millions of dollars each year. Graffiti removal day draws […]

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River Walk improves access for City of Ryde

RESIDENTS of Gladesville will now have better access to foreshore parks along the Parramatta River with today’s opening of the $1.79 million Ryde River Walk project. Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the Australian Government was delighted to have partnered with state and local government to deliver the project. “The Australian […]

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Local Sporting Champion Grants

On Thursday, John Alexander MP, Member for Bennelong recognized and celebrated the efforts of our up and coming local sportspeople by awarding 10 Local Sporting Campion Grants. Mr. Alexander will award these grants to young people from across the region who have shown exceptional promise and dedication to their sport. Each Bennelong Local Sporting Champion […]

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ClubsNSW Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:44): I would like to inform the house of another inspiring young woman from Bennelong. Kate Darmody of Denistone has been selected by ClubsNSW as the winner of this year’s Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge Scholarship, and she will be walking the Kokoda Track later this year. Kate has been working in rehabilitation […]

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Deadline for Local Infrastructure Grants Approaches

The Stronger Communities Programme which is delivering $150,000 in grants to ‘not for profit’ groups across Bennelong is set to close on the 20th October, so Member of Bennelong John Alexander MP is urging groups wishing to apply to do so quickly. Grants through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme are available to local organisations to fund […]

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