Thursday, 10 February 2022
Can I, unusually, just offer my congratulations and best wishes to the member for Bennelong on behalf of the Opposition and the Australian Labor Party. John Alexander was a great Australian tennis player, a great representative, and he's a man who has a great deal of dignity about him. I thank him also for teaching me how to do a kick second serve. I wish him well in the future. I'm glad that he's retiring, in one perspective, because, when the by-election occurred in Bennelong, I did tell the New South Wales branch secretary at the time: 'We will not beat John Alexander while he is there.' He was also a very good and diligent local member. And I wish him and his family all the best for the future.