Kylea shares her week

Week 15: Why we need new integrity laws to build trust in our democracy

After years of newspaper reports of rorts, sexual misconduct and corruption in politics, Australians are losing faith in our democracy. We need to fix this urgently if Australia is to succeed in the long-term.

As Democracy 2025 puts it, “trust is the glue that facilitates collective action for mutual benefit”. Australians need politicians and a political system that we can trust.

That’s why the government’s introduction of the National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill this week has been so important. And that’s why it’s absolutely critical that we get this right.

We need a National Anti-Corruption Commission that will stamp out corruption in politics, and that can continue to do so no matter who is in power at the time. To do this, the Commission would need to be independent, with powers to investigate a broad range of potential issues and actors.

The Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives on Wednesday. I look forward to continuing to work with Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, his team, and my parliamentary colleagues on strengthening the Bill and working towards its urgent introduction in the weeks ahead.

I’m back in North Sydney this week and am looking forward to getting out and about in the electorate with my family. My team and I will be holding a series of community meet-ups after the school holidays. Please do come along and let me know your thoughts on the issues that are important to you.

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week 23: Cutting vehicle emissions with our new Private Members Bill

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. 

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Week 22: The National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill Passes the House

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.

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Week 21: What we're doing to strengthen the Anti-Corruption Bill

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.

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week 20: Speaking out for our community on climate change

It's been another big week in Canberra, where we've been involved in some important parliamentary discussions about workplace sexual harassment and Industrial Relations reforms.

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Week 19: Getting IR Reforms Right

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.

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Week 18: What the Budget Means for North Sydney

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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