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Helping More Young Australians Into Work

1 July 2014   From today, young job seekers have access to new incentives and additional financial support to help them move from welfare to work, Federal member for Bennelong, John Alexander said. Mr Alexander said the government was targeting financial assistance to help more young Australians into work. “From 1 July 2014, young Australians […]

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LOCAL INDUSTRY SHARPENS COMPETITIVE EDGE

26 June 2014   Menswear manufacturer and retailer, Jimmy Stuart, will receive a $50,000 federal government grant under the Textile, Clothing & Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program. Fifty-nine enterprising small businesses in the textile, clothing and footwear sector across Australia have been awarded a total of $2.16 million under the final round of the Program. […]

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Vocational Education Training in Schools’ prizes awarded

25 June 2014   Three local high school graduates are among 500 students have been recognised in the federal government’s Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) awards. Bennelong MP, John Alexander, sent his hardy congratulations to the winners – the awards recognising Year 12 students who excelled while undertaking a Vocational Education Training in Schools (VETiS) […]

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Fellowship awarded to Macquarie University academic

19 June 2014   Member for Bennelong today congratulated Dr Marina Harvey from Macquarie University who has received a $90,000 grant for supporting quality learning and teaching by sessional staff. This grant will mean University staff employed on a sessional basis are best prepared and well supported. Mr Alexander said these grants were issued under […]

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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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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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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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Ryde Riverwalk To Go Ahead

5 May 2014   The Federal Member for Bennelong, John Alexander MP, has announced that the Ryde Riverwalk project will go ahead.  Joining him for this announcement were Assistant Minister for Infrastructure & Regional Development Hon Jamie Briggs MP and Ryde Mayor Cr Roy Maggio. “The Ryde Riverwalk was promised by the Gillard Government in […]

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A FAIR GO FOR VETERANS DELIVERED

 27 March 2014   The Abbott Coalition Government has delivered its election promise to 57,000 military superannuants and their families. One hundred and sixty seven veterans living in Bennelong will benefit from the Government’s legislation which delivers fair indexation. Federal MP, John Alexander today welcomed the passage of the Defence Force Retirement Benefits Legislation Amendment […]

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