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Archive | November, 2015

White Ribbon Ambassador John Alexander renews pledge in Parliament

Bennelong MP and White Ribbon Ambassador John Alexander used White Ribbon Day to renew his pledge to stand up against domestic violence, during a speech in Canberra. In a speech in Parliament house, he pledged: ‘never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.’ He said: “There are lots of statistics that highlight […]

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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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John Alexander Chairs new Infrastructure Committee

Last week Bennelong MP John Alexander was appointed Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities. This new Committee has been formed as part of the Turnbull Government’s renewed focus on Cities policy, and John received the chairmanship in recognition of his long running policy work in this area. “To […]

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