Kylea shares her week on the campaign trail
week 27: HARMONY WEEK CELEBRATIONS, MEDIA MENTIONS, POLITICS IN THE PUB & MORE
We are fortunate in North Sydney to be a vibrant community of people with many and varied skills, traditions, and dreams. Harmony Week this week was an opportunity to reflect on our multicultural nation: to celebrate the differences that enrich and strengthen us collectively, and to appreciate the values we share and this land we call home.
North Sydney truly is a cultural melting pot, with almost half (45%) of us born overseas, and 1 in 3 speaking a language other than English at home. At the Lane Cove Library's Diversitea celebration on Friday, we had people with Filipino, Korean, Chinese, Kenyan, Egyptian, Persian, and English backgrounds sharing their stories over morning tea - just to name a few. Uniting around this simple custom was pretty special. I know a cup of tea on its own won't bring world peace ... but it's a good start!
As your community Independent for Canberra, I have been actively reaching into cultural groups all across our electorate to hear their concerns and ensure I am able to represent our entire community in parliament. The #TeamTINK Diversity Team has been hard at work organising events, making introductions, and translating policy documents (thanks to those who answered our call for help last week!). I'm looking forward to meeting many more local families at our Community Yum Cha and Community Dinner events next month.
The last few years have felt more divisive than ever, but I know together, we can help bridge the gaps and make it right. Let's be the change we want to see, North Sydney. Together, we'll change 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.