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ALEXANDER, John GilbertBiography for ALEXANDER, John Gilbert

Member for Bennelong (NSW)

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Bennelong, New South Wales, 2010. Re-elected 2013, 2016. Resigned 11.11.2017. Elected to the House of Representatives for Bennelong, New South Wales at by-election 2017, vice J Alexander (resigned). Re-elected 2019.


Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 14.9.2016 to 15.9.2016.

Joint Standing: Trade and Investment Growth from 14.9.2016 to 11.11.2017; Treaties from 7.11.2016 to 11.11.2017; Treaties from 12.2.2018 to 1.7.2019; Migration from 23.7.2019.

House of Representatives Standing: Privileges and Members' Interests from 25.10.2010 to 23.5.2012; Tax and Revenue from 4.12.2013 to 12.10.2015 (Chair from 11.12.2013 to 26.3.2015); Economics from 12.2.2015 to 12.10.2015; Infrastructure and Communications from 9.9.2015 to 13.10.2015; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 13.10.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 13.10.2015 to 9.5.2016); Economics from 13.10.2015 to 9.5.2016; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 14.9.2016 to 11.11.2017 (Chair from 14.9.2016 to 11.11.2017); Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 5.2.2018 (Chair from 5.2.2018); Communications and the Arts from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; Appropriations and Administration from 4.7.2019.


Personal

Born 4.7.1951, Sydney, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Professional tennis player 1968-85.

Corporate event manager 1986-2000.

Sports commentator 1986-2010.

Chair, Player Development Committee, Tennis Australia 1994-2004.

Sports club developer 1998-2010.

Federation Cup Captain/Coach 2005.


Honours

Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia, 26.01.1992.

Australian Sports Medal, 2000.


Electorate

Name: Bennelong

Location: Bennelong covers an area from Ermington (part) and Melrose Park in the west, bounded by the Parramatta River in the south and Pittwater Road and the Lane Cove River in the east, with the M2 Motorway, Devlins Creek and Lane Cove River providing the northern boundary. Suburbs include Denistone, Epping, Gladesville (part), Macquarie Park, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Putney, North Ryde, Ryde and parts of Carlingford (part).

Area: 60 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 108,815 (at 11.6.2019)

Industries: Light manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses.