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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

18 June 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:30): I rise to inform the house about Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: when ‘small actions create a big movement’. Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in Australia—and our second biggest cancer killer, claiming the lives of 77 Australians every week. We have one of the highest […]

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Safer Streets Funding Approved For Eastwood

  12 June 2014   Bennelong MP John Alexander is delighted that Ryde Council has agreed to accept a $200,000 Federal Government grant for the installation of CCTV cameras in the Eastwood precinct. The funding was announced by Mr Alexander on 13 August 2013 with the Coalition Leader in the Senate, Eric Abetz, joining local shopkeepers […]

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ADJOURNMENT: Bennelong Electorate

 5 June 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (12:55): I rise to inform the House of several recent significant milestones in my electorate of Bennelong. Last month, Eastwood Fire Brigade celebrated 100 years of serving our community. I was honoured to attend the official centenary ceremony. Firies past and present attended, along with local dignitaries and […]

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MOTIONS: India

 2 June 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (11:45): I would like to join my colleagues in congratulating Narendra Modi and the BJP on their decisive win last month in the recent Indian elections. Mr Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister last week after a successful campaign that has inspired millions around the world. After […]

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Trade Support Loans building a stronger Australia

26 May 2014   The Federal Member for Bennelong, John Alexander, said the Government is delivering on its commitment to introduce Trade Support Loans for apprentices to encourage more young people to take up a trade and complete their qualification. “All too often, young apprentices do not complete their training because they cannot afford the […]

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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS – Bennelong Electorate: Basil’s Seafood Restaurant

26 May 2014 Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:43): Basil’s Seafood Restaurant in Marsfield is celebrating 30 years of operation this year. In Bennelong we are fortunate to have many long-term successful businesses—and Basil’s is a great example of hard work, investment and persistence. In 1984, business partners, Emmanuel and Basil, took a gamble on establishing a […]

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JA invites locals to Do Something!

 23 May 2014 The federal member for Bennelong, John Alexander, is encouraging locals to join an army of volunteers with just the click of a button. Mr Alexander is hosting his own portal on the DoSomethingNearYou website. Those looking to become involved in volunteer projects can visit: dosomethingnearyou.com.au/john-alexander, enter their postcode or suburb, and receive […]

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MPs & community band together for CCTV in Eastwood

19 May 2014 The federal member for Bennelong, John Alexander and the State member for Ryde, Victor Dominello, are petitioning The City of Ryde Council to accept federal government funding to install CCTV cameras in the Eastwood Shopping Precinct. Mr Alexander said, “the Korean Chamber of Commerce along with the Chinese business community in Eastwood, […]

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CONSTITUENCY STATEMENTS – Bennelong Electorate: Badminton, Bennelong Electorate: The Extra Mile Project

14 May 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (09:40): I rise to inform the House of two different developments in my local Bennelong electorate relating to badminton and charity. Just recently I was made aware of not one but two world-class badminton players residing in Bennelong. Michael Fariman was recently awarded Australian citizenship after moving here […]

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