Kylea shares her week on the campaign trail
Week 26: RESTORING FAITH IN OUR DEMOCRACY
Another week, another example of wasteful, irrelevant party politicking, with the Liberal Party headed to the Supreme Court over their own NSW preselections.
This is why so little gets done for our community. While everyday Australians wrestle with COVID and flood impacts, our politicians are busy trading blows over the opposition leader’s weight loss and which party is pork-barrelling least.
As we heard in our Community Conversations event last night with Cathy McGowan, Kerry O’Brien and Helen Dalley, our democracy is at a tipping point. Voters are losing faith in politics, and we need representatives who truly listen to their constituents and can hold themselves to a higher standard to set things right.
While today’s two-party system seems to be geared towards winners-versus-losers fights and a carving up of responsibilities, I’ve always believed in working productively with others. As an Independent I would work with federal, state and local politicians across the political spectrum to achieve the best possible outcome for our community. We're already getting on with the job of pushing for a stop to the tunnels projects, protecting the land attached to North Shore Hospital, and moving forward towards being one of the first Net Zero Energy Urban Zones in the country.
In the words of Cathy McGowan: “The future is not a destination; it is something we create.” North Sydney, we deserve better – and with the election only weeks away, we can make change happen. Will you join me in changing the climate in Canberra?
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Kylea's newsletter hits the inboxes of people right across our electorate of North Sydney. Stay up to date with Kylea's plans and progress as she tells us about her week speaking with people in our community. We'll also highlight the latest campaign events and initiatives to get involved with.