Top Nav

Archive | Media Releases

Media Release: The time is now: fast track housing affordability

8 Feb 2017 The time is now: fast track housing affordability John Alexander MP; Chairman of the House Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities; will today in the House of Representatives table his committee’s latest inquiry report: Harnessing Value, Delivering Infrastructure. Mr Alexander said: “Linking regional towns to their nearest major city via high […]

Continue Reading

Media release: Stop the negativity and develop real policies that address the housing affordability crisis in our major cities

28 Jan 20187 Stop the negativity and develop real policies that address the housing affordability crisis in our major cities John Alexander OAM, MP, the Federal Member for Bennelong, has published an opinion piece in today’s AFR Weekend – the weekend edition of The Australian Financial Review. The piece seeks to communicate four important points: […]

Continue Reading

Macquarie University students receive Australian Government New Colombo Plan study grant

In 2017, Macquarie University undergraduate students will receive an Australian Government grant to study and undertake work-based learning in the Indo-Pacific. “I am delighted that the Government’s New Colombo Plan mobility program will support 171 University students to study in our region,” John Alexander MP said. “Our students will return home with new insights and […]

Continue Reading

John Alexander MP re-elected in Bennelong

John Alexander MP has expressed his deep appreciation to the people of Bennelong following his re-election as Member of Parliament for Bennelong with an increased majority of support from the local community. He also praised his six opponents, particularly emphasising the good nature of the contest and the cordial relations between each team. “I am […]

Continue Reading

JA condemns homophobic election literature

John Alexander MP has roundly condemned election literature handed out at Eastwood polling booth on 2nd July as hateful and unwanted in our community. The material, which was unauthorised and has not been claimed by any party, describes homosexuality as a ‘death curse,’ and suggests the election of some political parties would lead to rape […]

Continue Reading

Delivering for Bennelong

When I first entered Parliament in 2010 I promised to always put Bennelong first. I have done this through fighting for our services and local groups, and starting some highly successful local initiatives including the Bennelong Cup, Bennelong Village Businesses and Bennelong Gardens. The Bennelong Table Tennis cup, for example, started as a way of […]

Continue Reading

Bennelong and Western Sydney to receive $5.19M for local ICE Rehab Services

Western Sydney Primary Health Network will receive $5.19 million for local drug and alcohol rehabilitation services as part of the Government’s plan to combat the scourge of ice in communities across the country. The funding will help to reduce demand for ice and reduce addict-based crime by supporting local rehabilitation services to help get addicts […]

Continue Reading

Bennelong to trial landmark reforms to Australia’s chronic health care

John Alexander MP has welcomed a decision to include Bennelong in the largest health care reforms to Medicare since it began in the 1980’s. Western Sydney PHN, which includes the Bennelong region, will become one of the lead sites confirmed to trial Australia’s first Health Care Homes under a re-elected Turnbull Government’s Healthier Medicare reforms. […]

Continue Reading

Arrunga Men’s Shed receives funding commitment

Ermington will benefit from a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Team with the announcement today of a $6000 commitment to Arrunga Men’s Shed. Local Member for Bennelong, John Alexander MP, visited the Shed last week to announce this commitment that will benefit the local community.  “This project will deliver much needed facilities for Arrunga Men’s Shed. It […]

Continue Reading