Update on shareholdings
To stop catastrophic climate change, we must make an urgent and orderly transition away from fossil fuels.
When I bought the shares last year, I chose shares in fossil fuel companies with the intention of using my investment to drive this transition. I wanted to drive change from within.
I recognise that shareholder activism takes a lot of work, and once I was selected to run for North Sydney, I couldn't put in the time I wanted to.
I wish I'd taken action with the shares earlier and now that I’m an MP and have even less time to do the kind of shareholder activism I wanted, I’ve divested the shares and made a donation to Market Forces which focus on shareholder advocacy to drive climate action faster.
I am going to focus on using my power as a parliamentarian to deliver climate action.
To this end, I have an exposure draft of my private members bill to clean up exhaust pipe pollution from petrol and diesel cars. Cars make up for about 16% of Australia’s carbon emissions so we urgently need to tackle cutting emissions from this sector.
Other relevant posts
Teal MPs slam ‘perversion of democracy’ on immigration laws
Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 2023
Kylea has criticised a Government plan to rush new immigration laws through parliament on Wednesday, arguing that "this is what regimes do to communities when they are seeking to have complete control ... they pass laws in the dead of night without their citizenship knowing about it."
Opinion: The way Australia treats refugees shames the entire nation
The New Daily, 1 December 2023
Australia's immigration detention regime goes much further than border protection; effectively punishing those who flee to our country in the desperate hope of refuge, Kylea says.
Calls for royal commission into immigration detention
Canberra Times, 28 November 2023
Kylea has backed calls for a comprehensive investigation of Australia's long-standing bipartisan immigration detention policy.
Labor faces crossbench revolt over 'rushed' IR laws
The Australian, 27 November 2023
Kylea has asked for more time to consider Labor's "Closing Loopholes" industrial reforms, noting that the community is uneasy with the pace and scale of the proposed changes. Crossbench MPs are arguing that rushing the legislation through the chamber could have unintended consequences on small business and the economy.
Push to limit immigration detention, ban detaining kids
Canberra Times, 27 November 2023
Kylea has introduced a private member's bill to reduce the time the government can hold someone in immigration detention to 90 days, as well as banning authorities from detaining children.
Hard Solo changes name to Hard Rated after alcohol code breach
Sydney Morning Herald, 16 November 2023
Kylea says the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) ruling sends a clear message to the industry that similar products would be unacceptable to the community.
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