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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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Parliamentary speech: R U OK? day

17 September 2018 R U OK? day Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (10:08): I would like to thank the member for Franklin for raising this vitally important conversation, which can save lives. I speak today about an issue that faces one in every three Australians—an organisation that travels across 14,000 kilometres reaching 25 communities to reiterate that […]

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Parliamentary speech: Local sporting champions

11 September 2018 Local sporting champions Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (19:45): Australians have remarkable affection for their sport, an affection which has endured for many years as a nation of good sports. Our passion for sport has led us to many successes, whether on the field, in the pool, on the court or on the track—so […]

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Parliamentary speech: Energy policy

11 September 2018 Energy policy Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (15:49): I thank those opposite for bringing forward this debate. In this technology fuelled world, access to cheap and reliable electricity is one of the fundamental needs of our homes. Power prices are a key part of the cost of living and greatly affect my constituents and […]

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Parliamentary speech: Women in sport

10 September 2018 Women in sport Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (10:47): In the past few hours, two Australian champions have won at the US Open in Flushing Meadows. Ash Barty just raised the women’s doubles trophy with her partner CoCo Vandeweghe, and the great Dylan Alcott just claimed his sixth grand slam in wheelchair tennis. These […]

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Parliamentary speech: Volunteering

13 August 2018 Private Members Business: Volunteering Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (11:37): Thank you to my friend and colleague the member for Bonner for raising this important topic. I note the motion recognises the volunteers of Bonner, and while I’m sure they are a formidable bunch I find it hard to believe that they could compare […]

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