Equality and Respect

Everyone deserves respect and a fair go, no matter their background.

Kylea has committed to working towards:

  • Greater support for families, with equal rights for parents to access paid parental leave and universal access to early childhood education and care.
  • All 55 of the recommendations from the Respect@work Report into sexual harassment to be fully implemented.
  • Developing programs to prevent violence and discrimination against women, including specific measures to reduce the gender pay gap and improve superannuation outcomes for women in Australia.

So far, North Sydney has:

  • Co-hosted a panel on Women’s Economic Security, Safety and Certainty.
  • Successfully advocated to lift the age of children supported under the Parenting Payment (Single) from 8 to 14 helping 57,000 families
  • Co-hosted Women’s Safety Roundtable: The role of the law, the economy and the government
  • Served on the Parliamentary Joint Committee for Human Rights, kick-starting an inquiry into Australia’s Human Rights Framework.
  • Spoke against the Government’s redesignation of Nauru as a refugee processing centre and seconded Andrew Wilkie’s bill to end indefinite detention
  • Advocated against the inhumanity of the current regime in Iran.
  • Assisted with over 100 personal immigration cases.

Next steps:

  • Continued work with the Parliamentary Joint Committee for Human Rights.
  • Preliminary work into a proposed Royal Commission into Australia’s Immigration Detention Policies.

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS

Two-year wait for parliament workplace enforcement body

The Guardian, 15 February 2024

Kylea says poor behaviour in Parliament House is unlikely to change without the threat of real consequences. “There is still a gaping hole in the way that parliamentarians are called to account for their behaviour,” she says.

Read the article here.

Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

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North Sydney makes case for community and climate in 2024-25 Pre-Budget Submission

Media release, 9 February 2024

Kylea has called for the Federal Budget to include funding for North Sydney's bushland, cycleways, sports and arts facilities; investments in cutting-edge research; and support for vulnerable women and children in the community.

Read the media release here and the submission in full here.

North Sydney community leaders come together for International Women's Day 2024

Media release, 8 February 2024

Unpaid labour, access to childcare, and mutual respect will be on the agenda at North Sydney’s Kirribilli Club next month as the community comes together to accelerate progress toward a fairer, more gender-equitable world.

See the event announcement here. Tickets are available here.

6 MAR: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY BREAKFAST

WHEN:  WED 6 MARCH 2024, 7AM-9AM
WHERE: KIRRIBILLI CLUB, MILSONS POINT

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Mardi Gras 2024!

North Shore Living, February 2024

This year's 'Independents for Inclusion' Mardi Gras float will echo the heartbeat of North Sydney: powered by people. Constituents can join the float virtually by sending pictures to Kylea's office.

Read the article here, on Page 55.

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