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Australia needs High Speed Rail

I’ve been advocating for High Speed Rail for years now. The congestion in Bennelong is a real issue, yet outside of our cities Australia is sparsely populated. HSR can lead the decentralisation that we need to keep our cities livable. In my role as Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport […]

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MEDIA STATEMENT: Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh FEDERAL Member for Bennelong, John Alexander MP, has released the following statement in response to last weekend’s escalation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. “I deplore the recent acts of aggression committed by the Azerbaijan military against ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh, with reports of civilians being targeted including the shelling of a school […]

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Children in Bennelong to benefit from Universal Access

Over 2000 children in Bennelong are estimated to benefit from the Turnbull Government’s National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education. Member for Bennelong John Alexander MP said $840 million in federal funding will be available for quality preschool programmes across the country, and that these benefits would be felt across Bennelong. “The […]

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Stronger Community Partnership Grants round 2 now open!

Following the highly successful first round of the federal government’s Stronger Community Partnership grants, the second round is now open for applications. In this round, $150,000 is available to Bennelong community groups in infrastructure grant funding. This federal funding will improve local participation and cohesion, and contribute to develop an even more vibrant Bennelong community. These grants […]

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CCTV cameras promised for Eastwood to be installed

Ryde Council has confirmed that CCTV cameras will be installed in the Eastwood Plaza area in the coming fortnight. Member of Parliament for Bennelong, John Alexander MP secured funding from the Attorney General’s office to improve safety in the area following a brutal attack on a local resident. The Federal Government announced it would provide […]

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Disadvantaged students to benefit from Turnbull Government grant

The Turnbull Government today announced $127,000 in funding for Macquarie University to help more students to access and succeed at higher education. Member of Parliament for Bennelong, John Alexander MP, said the Turnbull Government’s investment under the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP) National Priority Pool projects would help more students from low-socio economic […]

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Health Minister visits Bennelong

Bennelong MP John Alexander welcomed the Federal Health Minister, the Hon Sussan Ley MP to Bennelong this week to celebrate innovation in the local pharmaceutical industry. The Government’s recently announced National Innovation and Science Agenda, which included $250 million for the translation of medical research, the Minister said companies like Novartis will play a pivotal […]

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CCTV in Eastwood

John Alexander MP, on CCTV in Eastwood, said: “Funding these cameras was an election promise that I made following a devastating assault in the area back in 2013. The Federal Government delivered the funds earlier this year and I am delighted to hear that works will finally start next month.” “It has been proven that […]

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