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ADJOURNMENT: Bennelong Electorate

 5 June 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (12:55): I rise to inform the House of several recent significant milestones in my electorate of Bennelong. Last month, Eastwood Fire Brigade celebrated 100 years of serving our community. I was honoured to attend the official centenary ceremony. Firies past and present attended, along with local dignitaries and […]

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MOTIONS: India

 2 June 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (11:45): I would like to join my colleagues in congratulating Narendra Modi and the BJP on their decisive win last month in the recent Indian elections. Mr Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister last week after a successful campaign that has inspired millions around the world. After […]

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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS – Bennelong Electorate: Basil’s Seafood Restaurant

26 May 2014 Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:43): Basil’s Seafood Restaurant in Marsfield is celebrating 30 years of operation this year. In Bennelong we are fortunate to have many long-term successful businesses—and Basil’s is a great example of hard work, investment and persistence. In 1984, business partners, Emmanuel and Basil, took a gamble on establishing a […]

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CONSTITUENCY STATEMENTS – Bennelong Electorate: Badminton, Bennelong Electorate: The Extra Mile Project

14 May 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (09:40): I rise to inform the House of two different developments in my local Bennelong electorate relating to badminton and charity. Just recently I was made aware of not one but two world-class badminton players residing in Bennelong. Michael Fariman was recently awarded Australian citizenship after moving here […]

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MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE: National Commission of Audit

13 May 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (16:09): The members opposite have accused this government of overdramatising our nation’s situation. These allegations seem a little rich coming from the party so famous for drama. Labor’s long-running soap opera confused and captivated voters over six long seasons, starring Kevin and Julia, then Julia and Kevin, and […]

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COMMITTEES: Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue

27 March 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (10:09): On behalf of the Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue, I present the committee’s report entitled:2013 annual report of the Australian Taxation Office:first report, together with the minutes of proceedings. Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order 39(e). Mr ALEXANDER: by leave—I am delighted […]

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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS: M1-M2 Link

 24 March 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (12:02): My electorate of Bennelong in north-western Sydney is home to some of Sydney’s most congested roads. Commuters face long delays every day as they deal with roads ill-equipped to carry the amount of traffic that now travels from and through the area. Epping Road, Beecroft Road, Pennant […]

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Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014

24 March 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:21): Australia’s future growth will be significantly influenced by our capacity to deliver more appropriate, efficient and effective infrastructure. To meet the challenges and opportunities ahead, the coalition government has made a clear commitment to building the roads and infrastructure of the 21st century. The Land Transport Infrastructure […]

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ADJOURNMENT: Deregulation

20 March 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (16:53): Yesterday the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister informed the House of a historic moment for the Australian Parliament: the introduction of legislation to repeal more than 10,000 acts and regulations. This represents the single largest bulk repeal in the history of the Commonwealth. We will cut […]

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