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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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White Ribbon Ambassador John Alexander renews pledge in Parliament

Bennelong MP and White Ribbon Ambassador John Alexander used White Ribbon Day to renew his pledge to stand up against domestic violence, during a speech in Canberra. In a speech in Parliament house, he pledged: ‘never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.’ He said: “There are lots of statistics that highlight […]

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John Alexander Chairs new Infrastructure Committee

Last week Bennelong MP John Alexander was appointed Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities. This new Committee has been formed as part of the Turnbull Government’s renewed focus on Cities policy, and John received the chairmanship in recognition of his long running policy work in this area. “To […]

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John Alexander welcomes CHAFTA decision

This week in Canberra, the Chinese Australian Free Trade Agreement passed Parliament, meaning it will soon come into effect. This free trade agreement will bring new connections to the old friendship between Australia and China It was negotiated by the Liberal Trade Minister Andrew Robb, and this week passed Parliament despite a destabilising campaign lead […]

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Bennelong joins the fight to spray out Graffiti

Ryde Rotary, State MP for Ryde, Victor Dominello MP and Federal MP for Bennelong John Alexander joined forces to take part in “Graffiti Removal Day”, a campaign to remove graffiti from Bennelong on Sunday 18th October. Graffiti costs local businesses, households, NSW Government and Ryde Council millions of dollars each year. Graffiti removal day draws […]

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