Kylea shares her week
Week 12: Thank you for standing
Congratulations to those who ran as Independents in the Council Elections last weekend. While the results in some areas are being finalised, it’s important we let those that ran on our behalf know how grateful we are to them for continuing to advocate for a true community voice in local politics. Thank you for standing.
Off the back of this, even with the election some months away, I’ve had several calls this past week asking what I would do in the case of a hung parliament. My answer has been consistent: the result of the next federal election will be very much determined by the voting public which is exactly as it should be.
I'm hopeful the North Sydney community will choose me as their representative as, as their Independent, I will not block supply or create a dysfunctional government. Rather I will use my position to advocate for meaningful legislative reform on the key issues as identified by the North Sydney community.
As recently as two weeks ago, the North Sydney vote was used in Canberra to block debate on the establishment of a Federal Integrity Commission. Previously, it had been used to block the referral of Christian Porter to the privileges committee; and block consideration of Zali Steggall’s Climate Bills. For me, learning our North Sydney voting record is an almost identical to Barnaby Joyce’s, was something that astounded me. But now I know that to be the case I can’t let it continue without challenge.
A strong crossbench at the federal level can, and does, drive significant legislative reform as seen on many occasions. Independents have achieved far more than the government backbenchers who all too often are simply silenced by party politics.
The Independent movement is a force for change in the Australian political landscape calling out for meaningful action on important issues that are currently gridlocked at the federal level. It's time that politics was returned to a format where the focus is on the advocacy of community concerns rather than its current focus on professional advancement.
Let’s change the climate in Canberra,
Recent blog posts
December 02, 2022
Earlier this year, in the months before the election, I promised to develop and introduce a Private Member's Bill that would deliver better, cleaner fuel to Australians and reduce pollution from our cars. That Bill was tabled in Parliament this week.
North Sydney's Reducing Vehicle Pollution Bill will bring Australian fuel quality in line with European standards, reducing the levels of sulphur and aromatics that they can contain.
November 25, 2022
With just one sitting week remaining for Parliament in 2022, the past week in Canberra has definitely been full of robust debate, constructive discussion and ultimately some landmark legislative developments.
November 18, 2022
Our democracy will only ever be as strong as our willingness as citizens to actively contribute to any debate, and just on six months into this role, the capacity for me to truly listen to the many voices of North Sydney as they discuss proposed or needed legislative reform at the national level is without a doubt the most rewarding thing I get to do on a daily basis.
November 11, 2022
November 04, 2022
This week, I've been looking at the Government's 'Secure Jobs, Better Pay' Bill, a package of Industrial Relations (IR) changes that was introduced in Parliament in Budget week.
October 28, 2022
This week, my team and I have been hard at work determining what the newly released Federal Budget means for North Sydney's priorities, and what needs to be done to ensure government initiatives actually deliver the changes that our community wants to see.
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