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Archive | February, 2016

Stronger Community Partnership Grants round 2 now open!

Following the highly successful first round of the federal government’s Stronger Community Partnership grants, the second round is now open for applications. In this round, $150,000 is available to Bennelong community groups in infrastructure grant funding. This federal funding will improve local participation and cohesion, and contribute to develop an even more vibrant Bennelong community. These grants […]

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John Alexander praises local organizations fighting violence against women in Parliament

Member of Bennelong, John Alexander MP has again spoken in the Parliament condemning violence against women. John, who has been a White Ribbon Ambassador for many years, spoke about the horrifying statistics of domestic violence: Every week one woman is killed as a result of intimate partner violence. One in three women have experienced physical […]

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CCTV cameras promised for Eastwood to be installed

Ryde Council has confirmed that CCTV cameras will be installed in the Eastwood Plaza area in the coming fortnight. Member of Parliament for Bennelong, John Alexander MP secured funding from the Attorney General’s office to improve safety in the area following a brutal attack on a local resident. The Federal Government announced it would provide […]

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John Alexander Praises Eastwood Lunar New Year Celebrations in Parliament

Member for Bennelong, John Alexander MP, has spoken in Parliament House to sing the praises of the Lunar New Year Celebrations held in Eastwood last month. Speaking in Canberra, John said:  “I am delighted in this chamber to talk about Bennelong’s wonderful local Asian community. 2016 is the Year of the Money and, like every […]

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Domestic and Family Violence Speech

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (11:33): I am grateful for the opportunity to speak on this important motion on domestic violence raised by my good friend and colleague the honourable member for Dunkley. I congratulate every member who has spoken on this issue. The issues around women’s safety and domestic violence are well known to most in this […]

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Disadvantaged students to benefit from Turnbull Government grant

The Turnbull Government today announced $127,000 in funding for Macquarie University to help more students to access and succeed at higher education. Member of Parliament for Bennelong, John Alexander MP, said the Turnbull Government’s investment under the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP) National Priority Pool projects would help more students from low-socio economic […]

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