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5 things families should look out for in this month’s Federal Budget

North Shore Mums, 8 May 2024

It has been a tough year for many Australian families, and Kylea has called on the Government to help take the pressure off household budgets with its upcoming Federal Budget via improvements in childcare, student loans, Centrelink payments, domestic violence support, and corporate taxes.

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Statewide rollout of Staying Home Leaving Violence is a welcome step in the right direction

Media release, 6 May 2024

Today’s announcement from the NSW Government of $230 million to enhance support for domestic, family and sexual violence (DFSV) victim-survivors and expand programs that reduce the rate of violence against women and children is a welcome step in the right direction.

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Finally – an educated adjustment to HECS calculations

Media release, 5 May 2024

Today’s announcement of a new approach to HECS indexation as well as debt forgiveness from last year is overdue, but welcome.

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Royal commission into gender-based violence not needed to tell Australians ‘what’s going on’

Sky News, 3 May 2024

Instead of putting more time and money into another Royal Commission to address the domestic violence crisis, Kylea says Australia needs to be funding programs like Staying Home Leaving Violence, investing in early intervention programs and addressing bail laws to make sure that victims are protected from the perpetrators.

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ABC News Breakfast interview on gendered violence

ABC News Breakfast, 3 May 2024

Australia's approach to domestic violence needs to shift from focussing on victims running, to focussing on addressing the root causes of gender-based violence in this country and holding perpetrators to account, Kylea says.

Watch the interview here.

Advocates say more needed for violence against women

ABC News Radio, 2 May 2024

Kylea says more needs to be done to tackle perpetrators of domestic violence. "If our focus is constantly on getting women and children out of these situations, we are going to continue to fail because we do not have the money or the resources to remove every woman and child from their home."

Listen to the segment here.

Albanese’s $925m escape money pledge just ‘one piece of the puzzle’

Sydney Morning Herald, 1 May 2024

Kylea has expressed her disappointment with the Albanese Government's response to the domestic violence crisis, which fails to focus on the perpetrators of violence. “As a society, we need stronger perpetrator accountability for domestic and gender violence," she says. "In cases of violence, the burden must be on the perpetrator to leave home, not the victim."

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National Cabinet announcement continues focus on victims – more must be done to tackle perpetrators

Media Release, 1 May 2024

Kylea has issued a statement to the media noting that the Government's announcement of $925 million to establish The Leaving Violence Program continues a policy focus on the victims of gender and domestic violence, rather than the perpetrators.

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Politicans ramp up battle to snare SBS headquarters

Daily Telegraph, 22 April 2024

Kylea has once again criticised the Government's proposed relocation of SBS' headquarters from Artarmon to Western Sydney, saying the move would strip about 900 jobs and significant business revenue from the North Sydney electorate.

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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.

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