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Cutting Red Tape to create Jobs

20 March 2014   The Coalition Government has taken action to cut red tape, as part of its plan to help small business, create more jobs and make life easier. For the first time in history, two days of Parliament each year will be dedicated to removing red tape. At the first of these on […]

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NORTH CONNEX: A COUP FOR BENNELONG

20 March 2014   Federal MP, John Alexander, has welcomed the announcement of the construction of the NorthConnex as “a coup for Bennelong”. The federal and state governments recently announced that work on the nine kilometre NorthConnex tunnel, linking the M1 and M2 Motorways, will begin next year and is expected to open in 2019. […]

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ADJOURNMENT: Deregulation

20 March 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (16:53): Yesterday the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister informed the House of a historic moment for the Australian Parliament: the introduction of legislation to repeal more than 10,000 acts and regulations. This represents the single largest bulk repeal in the history of the Commonwealth. We will cut […]

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$50 MILLION BOOST TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES EXPORT

12 March 2014   Small and medium sized businesses will be able to improve their export potential under the federal government’s $50 million boost to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme. Federal MP John Alexander said the Government was also seeking to enhance the way the EMDG scheme is administered after it was cut […]

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CONSTITUENCY STATEMENTS: International Women’s Day

 5 March 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (09:45): International Women’s day is marked around the world on 8 March and celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past and present. International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s, a time when women were fighting against oppression and inequality. There is no […]

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CHINA-AUSTRALIA BUSINESS WEEK (translated)

 3rd March 2014   The Federal Member for Bennelong, John Alexander, is encouraging local businesses to support one of Australia’s biggest ever trade missions to China. 班尼朗联邦选区议员约翰.亚历山大鼓励当地企业支持澳大利亚最大的贸易访问团访问中国。 A delegation, including up to 600 business people, will travel to ‘Australia Week in China’ from April 8th – April 11th.  There will be industry specific events in […]

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GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S SPEECH: Address-in-Reply

 3 March 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (15:12): I rise to speak to the Address-in-Reply to Her Excellency the Governor-General. It is an honour to speak again on this matter. My previous address-in-reply was my first speech in this place in October 2010, and I congratulate the new member for Griffith and all my new […]

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GRIEVANCE DEBATE: Economy

24 February 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (16:55): Recently, we Australians have been told that we are in a period of economic transition. A series of blows to our national economic spirit have left some saying it is the end of us and of life as we know it. In the face of changing economic […]

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