Newsletters 2023

Week 73: Driving progress for human rights, women's safety and workplace laws

Kylea at the opening of the new St George Community Housing apartment block in St Leonards with residents; Federal Minister for Small Business, Housing and Homelessness Julie Collins; St George Community Housing Group CEO Scott Langford; and Karen Orvad, Chair of St George Community Housing.

Next week will be the last full parliamentary sitting week of 2023, and my team and I are ready to make every minute count.

On Monday, I will table a Private Members Bill which seeks to leverage the recent High Court decision to bring Australia's immigration detention regime more in line with our international human rights obligations. On behalf of our community, I'm seeking to restrict immigration detention to 90 days and to ensure children will never again be subject to the cruelty that we once inflicted on Manus Island and Nauru.

Separately, I will also speak on behalf of all women experiencing violence and call on the government to establish the Australian Family Homicide Index to provide us with the insight we need to help save lives. With 58 women already reported dead from domestic violence in this year alone, we need to develop new and improved ways to address family violence, including an integrated and coordinated response across all levels of Government and services, better intervention programs and support for victims.

The Government's Closing Loopholes Bill — which will change the rights of casual workers — will also be back on the agenda for a final reading. I will continue to fight for reforms to this legislation to reduce the burden on small to medium size businesses whilst supporting stronger protections for workers. As the third largest business centre in Australia, our community has a particular interest in this area and I will continue to fight for the best outcomes for our community and economy.

Thank you as always for your feedback this week, and a special thank you to all who have joined our call for a Royal Commission into Australia's Immigration Detention regime. It's time to shine a light onto the suffering and costs of the privatised detention model, and I hope you will consider adding your name to the parliamentary petition if you have not already done so.

- KT

WHAT'S ON IN NORTH SYDNEY

STREET MEET & GREET WITH KYLEA
SAT 25 NOV
9:30AM-11:00AM
Ernest Place, Crows Nest

NORTH SYDNEY COUNCIL
SUSTAINABILITY REBATE PROGRAM WEBINAR
WED 29 NOV
7:00PM-7:30PM
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BLUEY LIVE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE
FRI 1 DEC
3:00PM-5:00PM
THE CANOPY, LANE COVE
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HAVE YOUR SAY: STAGE 3 TAX CUTS

Stage3TaxCutsSurvey

The Stage 3 tax cuts, due to come into effect in July 2024, will reduce tax rates for those earning between $45,000 and $200,000. The cuts are part of the Morrison Government’s plan to stimulate the economy and address “bracket creep”.

The Albanese Government has promised to keep the tax cuts as planned but the cuts have been controversial. I would like to know what you think — please complete the survey here.

THANK YOU: ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH SYDNEY

The Rotary Club of North Sydney is winding up this year, after an extraordinary 95 years of service. From its establishment of a Men's Shed, to its annual Tree of Joy, specialised transport assistance and support for many, many charities and medical organisations, the Rotary Club has been the bedrock of giving back and caring in our community.

Thank you and congratulations to president Toni Field, club executives and all members past and present, for all you have done over this time in North Sydney. The world, and our community, is a better place for your contribution to making things better.

Thank You
 

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