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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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.
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 community events and initiatives to get involved with.