In the media

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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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Rushed bill forcing hundreds of non-citizens to facilitate own deportation passes lower house

The Guardian, 26 March 2024

The Labor Government's rushed deportation bill breaches Australia’s obligation not to forcibly return asylum seekers to their country of persecution, Kylea says.

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MPs voice outrage over Labor deportation bill that HRLC says will criminalise refugees

The Guardian, 26 March 2024

Kylea has spoken in Parliament against Labor's deportation bill, which was rushed through the House of Representatives and forces immigration detainees to choose between deportation and jail.

Watch the video here.

North Sydney community comes together for Harmony Week

Media Release, 26 March 2024

The North Sydney community has celebrated Harmony Week 2024 with a spectacular multicultural concert featuring over 200 performers and 300 guests. Performances ranged from Tai Chi to school concert bands and string ensembles, Japanese martial arts, classical Indian and Irish dancing.

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Refugee Action Campaign's Palm Sunday Rally

Media Release, 24 March 2024

Kylea has delivered a speech at the Refugee Action Campaign's Palm Sunday rally, calling for reform of Australia's inhumane immigration policies. "Our visa processing system is outright broken, and leaves Australia as an outlier when it comes to other ‘human rights abiding’ countries," she says.

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Only 6 of 58 Federal parliamentarians willing to stand up for NSW to get a better GST deal

Daily Telegraph, 22 March 2024

Kylea is named as one of the few Federal MPs from NSW who were willing to question the distribution of GST revenue. She has previously called for more transparency around GST distribution, noting that these decisions are currently shaped by backroom political deals between major parties and the states and territories.

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Crossbenchers call for federal government to act on deaths in custody reforms

The Guardian, 21 March 2024

Kylea is among a group of crossbenchers who have joined Senator Lidia Thorpe in calling for the federal government to urgently address long-overdue reforms from landmark reports on Indigenous deaths in custody and child removals.

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Kylea Tink MP calls for more cost-of-living support as Centrelink payments rise by less than $1 per day

Media release, 21 March 2024

Kylea has moved to suspend parliamentary proceedings to draw attention to Australia's inadequate income support payments, which have been indexed at 1.8 per cent despite inflation driving costs of living significantly higher.

Read her statement here

Teals back cutting HECS indexation

AFR, 20 March 2024

Kylea and her crossbench colleagues are calling for reform of the student loans system, as indexation pushes HECS debts up by 7.8 per cent in the past year.

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Important month for North Sydney diversity and inclusion

The Weekly Times, 20 March 2024

Kylea reflects on Mardi Gras and International Women's Day community events, and shares some news about aircraft noise in Hunters Hill.

Read the article on Page 4 here

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