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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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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Amenian Genocide

21 November 2013   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:52): I rise to express grave concerns that a House of Representatives committee room has today been used to advocate a revision of accepted history on the Armenian genocide. At the invitation of Labor members for Werriwa and Calwell, revisionist Justin McCarthy has used parliamentary facilities to promote […]

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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS: White Ribbon Day

18 November 2013   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (10:32): I rise in the House to talk about the importance of 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the White Ribbon campaign. Please indulge me as I share a personal story. I have come to know a domestic violence sufferer through […]

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GRIEVANCE DEBATE: Health: Sport and Recreation, Media

18 November 2013   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (17:56): Prior to entering public life, I was in the business of developing multi-activity sport and recreation clubs—some were very successful and some were very public failures. My first meeting to discuss a future in politics was with Dr Brendan Nelson. We talked of my interest in preventative […]

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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS: Rare Diseases

24 June 2013   Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (20:23): A rare disease is a highly uncommon condition which individually affects fewer than one in 2,000 Australians. However, collectively these diseases affect between six and eight per cent of the Australian population and damage the livelihoods of patients, their families and the community at large. I thank […]

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