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JA welcomes Australian Space Agency to guest-judge and inspire local STEM competition students

JA and ASA’s Siân Giles (back left) with some of the winners of the STEM Challenge Media Release Federal Member for Bennelong John Alexander OAM MP has just wrapped on the third annual Bennelong ‘Space in Schools’ STEM Challenge last Friday. The Australian Space Agency (ASA), no less, supported the event by supplying one of their own staff members to […]

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Bennelong 100km Walk for Charity is back!

This year I am supporting Rare Voices Australia. This wonderful organisation supports the more than 2 million Australians living right now with a rare disease, with almost half that number being children. The reality is that most attention is directed at the individual diseases that affect the largest numbers of people. This is understandable, but when […]

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Pickleball for better health!

Phil Kearns provided the star power; JA the net, paddles and ball; West Ryde’s Formula Chemicals the location, and neighbour Mitronics some competition; for a brilliant popup Pickleball sports session on Friday to promote active recreation as a preventative health measure.   Member for Bennelong John Alexander OAM MP said: “There are so many benefits […]

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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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