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TIME TO BITE THE BULLET, High-speed rail at heart of ‘mega-city’ (23rd May, Northern District Times, front page)

A MAGIC bullet to solve Sydney’s growing pains by turning it into a “megacity” stretching from Newcastle to Nowra — all linked by high-speed rail — is set to be the centrepiece of a radical new proposal. Bennelong Liberal MP John Alexander has lifted the lid on likely “strategic decentralisation” recommendations to come out of […]

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Media Release: Rare diseases are not so rare

12th March 2018 Those living with rare diseases can sometimes feel forgotten by a society seemingly more focussed on other diseases like cancer and heart disease. Macquarie Park based international healthcare company Sanofi recently held a reception for the rare disease community, to assist in giving them a voice and raising awareness of rare disease […]

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Media Release: $9,640 grant helps Macquarie University bring National Science Week to NSW

15th February 2018 Macquarie University in Bennelong will bring the excitement and discovery of National Science Week to NSW after receiving $9,640 from the Australian Government for their project, Pocket Astronomy in Pocket-Sized Towns. A planetarium, a solar telescope, and a bunch of students and staff from the Department of Physics and Astronomy will hit […]

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Media Release: Quad-strain meningococcal vaccine available to infants in Bennelong

7th February 2018 To help protect our youngest children in Bennelong from the devastating consequences of meningococcal, the Turnbull Government will add a quad-strain vaccine to the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Member for Bennelong, John Alexander MP said the new vaccine (Nimenrix) covers against A, C, W and Y strains (MenACWY) and will be added […]

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Harmony Cup Speech

13:47, 27/03/2018: On Saturday I participated in the sixth annual Harmony Cup at Eastwood Oval. This soccer tournament is organised each year by the Australian Asian Association of Bennelong to coincide with Harmony Day. It’s a wonderful event that brings our diverse and multicultural community together through sport. Despite being a warm day, there was some […]

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International Womens Day Speech

11:06, 26/03/2018: Thank you to the member for Newcastle for calling for this debate today. International Women’s Day is perhaps the most important issue day in the calendar. Women are half of our population, but not half of this parliament and not half of most workplaces. They aren’t equal to men in pay and, devastatingly, […]

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