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The Wonderful Electorate of Bennelong

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (10:56): It is a great honour to represent the people of Bennelong in parliament, and I would like to take this opportunity to update the House on events and projects in my local community. Bennelong is a unique corner of Sydney and a wonderful place to call home. It is one of […]

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John Alexander Praises Eastwood Lunar New Year Celebrations in Parliament

Member for Bennelong, John Alexander MP, has spoken in Parliament House to sing the praises of the Lunar New Year Celebrations held in Eastwood last month. Speaking in Canberra, John said:  “I am delighted in this chamber to talk about Bennelong’s wonderful local Asian community. 2016 is the Year of the Money and, like every […]

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Domestic and Family Violence Speech

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (11:33): I am grateful for the opportunity to speak on this important motion on domestic violence raised by my good friend and colleague the honourable member for Dunkley. I congratulate every member who has spoken on this issue. The issues around women’s safety and domestic violence are well known to most in this […]

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White Ribbon Day

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (09:51):  Today is White Ribbon Day, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. I am an ambassador, and each year we restate our oath: I pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. Yesterday morning I attended the media stand-up against violence towards women and […]

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Remembering the Armenian Genocide this Remembrance Day

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (09:57): Yesterday we commemorated Remembrance Day, marking both the day the guns fell silent on the Western Front in 1918 and also further recognition of the Anzac Centenary. It has been 100 years since our brave soldiers, together with their New Zealand mates, stormed the beaches of Gallipoli in modern-day Turkey. We […]

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ClubsNSW Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:44): I would like to inform the house of another inspiring young woman from Bennelong. Kate Darmody of Denistone has been selected by ClubsNSW as the winner of this year’s Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge Scholarship, and she will be walking the Kokoda Track later this year. Kate has been working in rehabilitation […]

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John Alexander praises Chinese Australian Free Trade Agreement

Member of Parliament for Bennelong, John Alexander, has praised the Chinese Australian Free Trade Agreement which is currently being discussed in Parliament. John spoke of the overwhelming benefit that this agreement will have to the multicultural communities across Bennelong, and the importance of building further bridges between our two nations. John said: “The economic growth […]

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Celebrating ERNA and Australian Netball

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (19:11): I second the motion. I would like to thank the member for Lalor for moving this motion and for the scarf. The 2015 ANZ Championship final held on Sunday, 21 June at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre was one of the great sporting events in our nation’s history. The record shows the […]

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JA calls for tougher Flu Vax

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:44): Yesterday’s meeting of the Parliamentary Friends of Medicine discussed adult vaccination and the cost of avoidable disease in adults. Despite a childhood vaccination rate over 90 per cent, the adult rate is around 50 to 70 per cent. This presents a particular risk for those Australians aged 65 and over. A special thankyou to […]

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