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


New high level push to give communities the right to challenge big, environmentally destructive projects

Media release, 16 April 2024

Enshrining communities’ right to challenge the merits of large, environmentally destructive projects in law would drastically improve integrity in decision making, restore the public’s faith in a broken system, and lead to better outcomes for nature, according to a groundbreaking new expert report.

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Environmental merits reviews would not mean 'green lawfare'

Canberra Times, 16 April 2024

Kylea says the legal system that governs Australia's environmental decision-making lacks integrity, and the public wants it to change.

Read the article here.

IPSC confidentiality agreements a risk to accountability and transparency

Sydney Morning Herald, 2 April 2024

Plans to make Independent Parliamentary Standards Commission complainants sign confidentiality agreements could weaken transparency and accountability, Kylea has warned.

Read the article here.

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.

Statement on the Migration Amendment (Removal and Other Measures) Bill

Media Release, 27 March 2024

The Labor Government’s Migration Amendment (Removal and Other Measures) Bill 2024 is highly problematic both for its content and the way it has been moved through parliament, Kylea Tink MP, Independent Federal Member for North Sydney says.

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Migration Amendment (Removal and Other Measures) Bill


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