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Change of national enviro law put off, as Dutton warns of 'death of mining'

Canberra Times, 16 April 2024

The Albanese government's long-awaited response to the Samuel Review has been criticised from two sides, with Peter Dutton saying it will be the "death of mining" while others, including Kylea, are urging Labor to go further and faster to protect nature.

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Few avenues for appeal as polluting projects go ahead

The West Australian, 16 April 2024

Merits review rights could give communities a chance to challenge large, destructive projects like Whitehaven Coal's Vickery Extension Project, but currently only apply to an extremely limited number of situations under federal environmental law. This is an opportunity for the federal government to do better, Kylea says.

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New Environmental Protection Agency ineffective without stronger laws

SBS News, 16 April 2024

The Federal Government has announced plans to establish Australia's first independent Environmental Protection Agency, but "without national environmental protection laws in place, having an EPA is the equivalent of having a chassis of a car without the engine," Kylea says. "It might look good, but it's not going to get us anywhere."

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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.

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The crossbench and the environment

Pearls and Irritations, 4 April 2024

After attending the "The Future of Our Environment" panel discussion in North Sydney, Jocelyn Chey writes that neither the government nor the opposition are taking effective climate action — but voters, at least in this part of the country, feel passionately about it.

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From boots to ballots: Kylea Tink's political path

Coonabarabran Times, 4 April 2024

"Democracy is only as strong as the people who turn up for it, and every politician should be answerable to community," Kylea says. "Being an independent is empowering because ... I am not in it for a career, or to win favours, or to put myself ahead. I am 100 per cent for the community."

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Kylea Tink welcomes new funding for St Leonards TAFE

North Sydney Sun, 4 April 2024

Media coverage of the Federal Government's new $3.2 million investment in cutting-edge LED Volume technology at TAFE NSW St Leonards. “Ultimately, young Australians need to be confident the skills they can develop via a TAFE education are just as valued as those that are gained via a University degree and I am excited to see this federal support having such a positive impact locally," Kylea says.

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Independent MPs blast Labor, Coalition on small business policies

Smart Company, 4 April 2024

Media coverage of a COSBOA panel discussion, where Kylea spoke about how she worked with government to improve the recent ‘same job, same pay’ legislation.

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North Sydney welcomes funding for TAFE St Leonards

Media Release, 4 April 2024

Kylea has welcomed the Federal Government’s $3.2 million funding injection into TAFE NSW St Leonards, which further enhances its position as a Centre of Excellence for Media Studies in Australia.

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