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Archive | September, 2016

Local Sporting Champions Grants

Three times a year, I award Bennelong Local Sporting Champions Grants to young people from across the region who have shown exceptional promise and dedication to their sports. The Local Sporting Champions program is designed to support young people participating in state, national, and international level sporting championships as either an athlete, coach, or official. In […]

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Anti-Discrimination Speech

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (10:50):  This week we have seen an issue dominate our national conversation that this parliament and our society must treat with utmost seriousness: that of discrimination. As someone who is not from a minority ethnic group, it is my responsibility to speak out when I believe our society is embracing a movement […]

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Bennelong Athletes @ Rio Olympics

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (21:25): Along with my colleague the member for Kingsford Smith and many other Australians, I was an avid watcher of the recent Rio Olympics. Our athletes gave their all and came away with incredible results. More importantly, I am certain that all our athletes left everything on the field, in the pool […]

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National Stroke Week

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (12:50): I would like to thank the member for Calwell for raising this important debate today. National Stroke Week is an important time to raise knowledge about the disease that can result in stroke and education that can save lives. I will highlight some of the shocking statistics around strokes in Australia. […]

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Macquarie University students receive Australian Government New Colombo Plan study grant

In 2017, Macquarie University undergraduate students will receive an Australian Government grant to study and undertake work-based learning in the Indo-Pacific. “I am delighted that the Government’s New Colombo Plan mobility program will support 171 University students to study in our region,” John Alexander MP said. “Our students will return home with new insights and […]

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Mediscare

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (16:01): Scare campaigns are some of the most dangerous things in our political discourse, and Labor’s fabrications about Medicare were some of the most potent in the recent campaign. I had many people come up and talk to me in May and June, armed with the falsehood they had seen in Labor’s […]

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