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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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$50 MILLION BOOST TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES EXPORT

12 March 2014   Small and medium sized businesses will be able to improve their export potential under the federal government’s $50 million boost to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme. Federal MP John Alexander said the Government was also seeking to enhance the way the EMDG scheme is administered after it was cut […]

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CONSTITUENCY STATEMENTS: International Women’s Day

 5 March 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (09:45): International Women’s day is marked around the world on 8 March and celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past and present. International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s, a time when women were fighting against oppression and inequality. There is no […]

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CHINA-AUSTRALIA BUSINESS WEEK (translated)

 3rd March 2014   The Federal Member for Bennelong, John Alexander, is encouraging local businesses to support one of Australia’s biggest ever trade missions to China. 班尼朗联邦选区议员约翰.亚历山大鼓励当地企业支持澳大利亚最大的贸易访问团访问中国。 A delegation, including up to 600 business people, will travel to ‘Australia Week in China’ from April 8th – April 11th.  There will be industry specific events in […]

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GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S SPEECH: Address-in-Reply

 3 March 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (15:12): I rise to speak to the Address-in-Reply to Her Excellency the Governor-General. It is an honour to speak again on this matter. My previous address-in-reply was my first speech in this place in October 2010, and I congratulate the new member for Griffith and all my new […]

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GRIEVANCE DEBATE: Economy

24 February 2014   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (16:55): Recently, we Australians have been told that we are in a period of economic transition. A series of blows to our national economic spirit have left some saying it is the end of us and of life as we know it. In the face of changing economic […]

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Registrations open for Australian Heritage Week

 14 February 2014   The Federal Member for Bennelong, John Alexander, is encouraging locals to get involved in events during Australian Heritage Week from April 12th-20th. Australian Heritage Week is an annual national celebration of the places, buildings, landscapes and stories of our local communities and provides a link to our nation’s heritage. “Local groups […]

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MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SET TO STUDY IN ASIA

 13 February 2014     Federal MP John Alexander has congratulated Macquarie University in Bennelong for being one of the 24 Australian universities to receive grant funding under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan. The Government has committed $100 million in new funding over five years to implement the plan, which will provide young people […]

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Bennelong MP to chair Sydney Airport Community Forum

13 February 2014   The Federal Member for Bennelong, John Alexander, has accepted an invitation to become chairman of the Sydney Airport Community Forum. Mr Alexander said he is dedicated to working through airport related issues that affect Sydney residents, particularly those within Bennelong. “There is considerable community interest regarding airport related matters and I […]

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