Kylea shares her week

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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.

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week 20: Speaking out for our community on climate change

November 11, 2022

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

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.

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Week 18: What the Budget Means for North Sydney

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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