A forward-focused economy

It’s not enough to be the lucky country – we have to be smart as well.

Kylea has committed to working towards:

  • An actionable and measurable plan which maps the decarbonisation of the Australian economy and prioritises reskilling, and greater support for tertiary education skills development; fosters a strong, diversified economy powered by well-educated and highly trained young Australians.
  • Greater federal investment in high growth, innovative green industries across our North Sydney community, to enable economic growth as we transition to a net zero carbon economy.
  • The development of a clean R&D and manufacturing high-tech corridor from North Sydney to Macquarie Park with greater investment in R&D and start-up incentives and support.
  • Prioritising targeted skilled migration to drive productivity, innovation and economic growth.
  • A focus on modernising industry which incentivises the production of green products (such as steel, green aluminium and green hydrogen) and provides a transition fund to support communities.
  • Greater support for small business driven by a sustainable recovery plan from COVID-19 with clear planning beyond the next election.

So far, North Sydney has achieved:

  • More protections for small- to medium-sized businesses within IR legislation. North Sydney was the only crossbench seat to secure an amendment to the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill which strengthens the representation by small to medium size construction companies.
  • Greater visibility of the work of local enterprises.

Next steps:

  • Advocate for more holistic tax reform, taking pressure off personal income and broadening the tax base including adequate review of PRRT.
  • Continue to push for government investment in future focused industries whilst advocating for articulated transition plans for receding industries.


Kylea Tink welcomes new funding for St Leonards TAFE

North Sydney Sun, 4 April 2024

Media coverage of the Federal Government's new $3.2 million investment in cutting-edge LED Volume technology at TAFE NSW St Leonards. “Ultimately, young Australians need to be confident the skills they can develop via a TAFE education are just as valued as those that are gained via a University degree and I am excited to see this federal support having such a positive impact locally," Kylea says.

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Independent MPs blast Labor, Coalition on small business policies

Smart Company, 4 April 2024

Media coverage of a COSBOA panel discussion, where Kylea spoke about how she worked with government to improve the recent ‘same job, same pay’ legislation.

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North Sydney welcomes funding for TAFE St Leonards

Media Release, 4 April 2024

Kylea has welcomed the Federal Government’s $3.2 million funding injection into TAFE NSW St Leonards, which further enhances its position as a Centre of Excellence for Media Studies in Australia.

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Teals warn Labor has ‘dropped the ball’ on small business

Australian Financial Review, 4 April 2024

"I don’t think there are enough people like all of you in government," Kylea has said to small business leaders at a COSBOA summit. "They are not the people with the experience in that place that know what it’s like to try and open doors ... who know what it’s like when your container is stuck in the docks."

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Support growing for changes to new super tax bill

SMSFAdviser, 3 April 2024

There is growing support from the crossbench for the government to rethink its plans to tax unrealised gains in the proposed $3 million super tax, SMSFAdviser reports. Kylea has criticised the proposed taxation of unrealised gains as a “moment-in-time cash grab” that would introduce an unprecedented treatment of assets in Australia.

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Stage 3 tax changes, deportation laws and our highly engaged electorate of North Sydney

Sky News, 27 March 2024

In a wide-ranging interview with Sky News, Kylea addresses questions on the Labor Government's handling of the Stage Three Tax Cuts, its highly problematic new immigration laws, and the upcoming AEC redistribution.

Watch the interview here.


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