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Parliamentary speech: Type 1 Diabetes

25 October 2018 Type 1 Diabetes Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:55): Type 1 diabetes is a cruel condition. It has no lifestyle causes and it is entirely unpreventable. When it strikes, it can be hugely debilitating. High sugar intake leads to weight gain, which in turn leads to countless other associated conditions. Living with type 1 diabetes […]

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Parliamentary speech: STEM

24 October 2018 STEM Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (19:53): I rise to address the House about a very important topic—one that I believe holds the key to our growth and prosperity as a nation—that is, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, as it is more popularly known. STEM has received a great deal of attention in […]

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Parliamentary speech: Stryder

24 October 2018 Stryder Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (10:03): Bennelong is a tightknit and supportive community. We are blessed with thousands of committed volunteers who help those around them ensure that no-one misses out on the great things we have around us. This is why I’m proud to address the House today on an excellent local organisation […]

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Parliamentary speech: Granny Smith festival

22 October 2018 Granny Smith Festival Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (16:12): I’m always proud to represent Australia’s capital of innovation. Bennelong is home to our most innovative companies and has given the world such innovations as the cochlear implant and wi-fi. But our greatest and most ubiquitous invention is undoubtedly the Granny Smith apple. It was this […]

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Parliamentary Speech: Bennelong Development

17 October 2018 Development in Bennelong Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (11:10): I’ve spoken many times in this chamber about decentralisation, overdevelopment and matters of planning. I do this because development is one of the biggest issues facing our community. Our roads are clogged and our sports fields are disappearing as our suburbs grow from single-storey dwellings to blocks […]

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Parliamentary Speech: Ian Kiernan

17 October 2018 Ian Kiernan Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:55): Today Australia has lost one its great champions. Ian Kiernan has passed away after a battle with cancer, and Australia is poorer. A keen sailor, Ian noticed over many ocean journeys in the late eighties that the seas were filling with rubbish. While others turned the other way, […]

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Parliamentary speech: Early learning Schools and Languages

17 October 2018 Early learning schools Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (15:57): Firstly, I’d like to compliment the member for Gellibrand for his most genuine contribution. Thank you to those opposite for bringing forward a debate about preschools, and I mean that, because preschool is a most important time in a child’s development. Studies regularly demonstrate that investment in […]

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Parliamentary speech: Trans Pacific Partnership

15 October 2018 Trans Pacific Partnership Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (11:41): I thank the member for Forde for bringing forward this important and timely motion. Allow me to start with a simple proposition: free trade is good. The more nations we can trade with, the more nations we can export to and the more goods and services […]

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Parliamentary speech: My Health records

18 September 2018 My Health records Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (18:52): I rise tonight in support of this important bill. The My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018 will amend the My Health Records Act 2012 to strengthen its privacy protections. The changes remove any doubt as to how seriously the Australian government takes the […]

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Parliamentary speech: Infrastructure report

17 September 2018 Infrastructure report Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (15:10): Today I present the report of the Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities’ inquiry into the Australian government’s role in the development of cities, titled Building up and moving out. Australia is undergoing rapid change. Population growth, urbanisation, the ageing of the population and the […]

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