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Parliamentary speech: R U OK? day

17 September 2018 R U OK? day Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (10:08): I would like to thank the member for Franklin for raising this vitally important conversation, which can save lives. I speak today about an issue that faces one in every three Australians—an organisation that travels across 14,000 kilometres reaching 25 communities to reiterate that […]

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Parliamentary speech: Local sporting champions

11 September 2018 Local sporting champions Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (19:45): Australians have remarkable affection for their sport, an affection which has endured for many years as a nation of good sports. Our passion for sport has led us to many successes, whether on the field, in the pool, on the court or on the track—so […]

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Parliamentary speech: Energy policy

11 September 2018 Energy policy Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (15:49): I thank those opposite for bringing forward this debate. In this technology fuelled world, access to cheap and reliable electricity is one of the fundamental needs of our homes. Power prices are a key part of the cost of living and greatly affect my constituents and […]

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Parliamentary speech: Women in sport

10 September 2018 Women in sport Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (10:47): In the past few hours, two Australian champions have won at the US Open in Flushing Meadows. Ash Barty just raised the women’s doubles trophy with her partner CoCo Vandeweghe, and the great Dylan Alcott just claimed his sixth grand slam in wheelchair tennis. These […]

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Parliamentary speech: Vaccinations

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (12:39): I second the motion. Thank you to my friend and colleague for raising this important issue today. We are lucky to live in a country that places a strong emphasis on the health and safety of its citizens. Our vaccination rate for five-year-olds is at 94 per cent. The coalition government […]

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Parliamentary speech: Volunteering

13 August 2018 Private Members Business: Volunteering Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (11:37): Thank you to my friend and colleague the member for Bonner for raising this important topic. I note the motion recognises the volunteers of Bonner, and while I’m sure they are a formidable bunch I find it hard to believe that they could compare […]

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