Integrity in federal politics

Restore integrity to politics by tackling corruption, dishonesty and discrimination.

Kylea has committed to working towards:

  • Supporting a truly independent, well-resourced Australian Federal Integrity Commission with teeth, like that advocated in Helen Haines’ Integrity Bills.
  • Legislative reform to ensure truth in political advertising.
  • Legislative reform to curtail the influence of money in politics: including caps on individual donations, greater transparency and real reporting of all forms of donations including ticketing for events and other 'gifts' and real-time donation reporting.
  • Better budget oversight to stop “pork barrelling” and the waste and mismanagement of public funds, including stronger business case development, cost benefit reporting and tendering and grants transparency.
  • Appropriate and stronger powers for both the Parliamentary Budget Office and the Australian National Audit Office.

So far, North Sydney has achieved:

  • A stronger National Anti-Corruption Bill via inclusion of multipartisan oversight.
  • Development of the first ever binding Code of Conduct for all Parliamentarians and their staff.
  • Continued advocacy for the release of Julian Assange.
  • Input into a review of electoral campaign funding and political donations.

Next Steps:

  • Scrutinising the Government’s proposals in relation to strengthening whistleblower protections and reforming Australia’s privacy laws.
  • Continue to pursue greater transparency and mandate genuine community consultation for Infrastructure Australia

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS

‘More secretive than the Morrison government'

The Guardian, 18 June 2024

Kylea says she has been particularly concerned with “a worrying slide toward secrecy and lack of transparency” by the Albanese Labor Government. “The overzealous use of NDAs in stakeholder engagement is hampering the ability of civil society to engage fully in policy debate,” she says.

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Teal MPs accused of being ‘Labor-aligned’

The Australian, 16 June 2024

Kylea defends her voting record as “100 per cent in line with what my community has wanted and expects”, in contrast to party politicians who vote along party lines.

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Labor and Greens gag debate on fuel efficiency standards in deal on offshore gas bill

The Guardian, 16 May 2024

Three bills — on fuel efficiency standards, offshore gas and the petroleum resource rent tax — have passed through parliament without being debated, under a deal struck between Labor and the Greens. Kylea has criticised the lack of transparancy as antithetical to the principles of democracy.

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Joint crossbench letter on whistleblowers and David McBride

Kylea has signed a joint crossbench letter to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus calling for stronger whistleblower protections, and a full pardon for David McBride.

Read the letter here.

Digital ID Bill 2024

House of Representatives, 15 May 2024

Tink pushes right of appeal on federal environmental decisions

North Sydney Sun, 21 April 2024

Kylea has pushed to enshrine the public’s right to appeal federal environmental decisions with the launch of a new report, commissioned by Lock the Gate Alliance and written by Professor Kim Rubenstein and Associate Professor Joel Townsend, in Parliament House.

Read the article here.

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