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Anti-Discrimination Speech

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (10:50):  This week we have seen an issue dominate our national conversation that this parliament and our society must treat with utmost seriousness: that of discrimination. As someone who is not from a minority ethnic group, it is my responsibility to speak out when I believe our society is embracing a movement […]

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Bennelong Athletes @ Rio Olympics

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (21:25): Along with my colleague the member for Kingsford Smith and many other Australians, I was an avid watcher of the recent Rio Olympics. Our athletes gave their all and came away with incredible results. More importantly, I am certain that all our athletes left everything on the field, in the pool […]

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National Stroke Week

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (12:50): I would like to thank the member for Calwell for raising this important debate today. National Stroke Week is an important time to raise knowledge about the disease that can result in stroke and education that can save lives. I will highlight some of the shocking statistics around strokes in Australia. […]

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Mediscare

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (16:01): Scare campaigns are some of the most dangerous things in our political discourse, and Labor’s fabrications about Medicare were some of the most potent in the recent campaign. I had many people come up and talk to me in May and June, armed with the falsehood they had seen in Labor’s […]

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International Overdose Awareness Day

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:46): Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. This is a day to remember the many thousands of Australians who have lost their lives to drug overdoses, and the families who remain behind. According to the United Nations our region has a higher than average drug mortality rate. At least three Australians die […]

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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 […]

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Eastwood Chinese Senior Citizens Club celebrates 25 years

I am delighted to inform the House about a local organisation celebrating a big milestone later this year. The Eastwood Chinese Senior Citizens Club will be celebrating 25 years since its foundation. The club is responsible for bringing together the Chinese community in Eastwood, one of the largest ethnic communities in my electorate of Bennelong. […]

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