Kylea shares her week on the campaign trail

Week 28: The budget says it all...

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: WEEK 28

The Morrison Government's pre-election budget is yet another display of short-termism and marketing tricks. There are sugar hits like one-off tax cuts, but – as Michael Pascoe explained in our Budget Analysis event this week – the spending spree will last six months at best before our economic growth collapses.

As a successful business leader, my experience over the past 35 years has taught me that you don’t drive a business by the dollars alone. You drive a business by formulating a strategic vision then allocating your resources towards those goals over time. So where is the government’s vision? Where is the long-term plan?

The North Sydney community has consistently called for the government to invest in climate action, political integrity, and critical services like education and health. These priorities were neglected almost entirely in this week’s Budget. The long-promised integrity commission will have no funding for staff for at least another year. And there was almost no evidence of any movement towards Net Zero, with more support going to gas and petrol than renewables and EVs.

The Budget also did not provide adequately for hospitals, like our Royal North Shore Hospital. When I visited the hospital this week to deliver meals with the wonderful Feed Our Medics team, I had a small glimpse of just how hard the past two years have been for our frontline workers, including nurses and midwives who were forced to take industrial action yesterday to draw attention to how the staffing crisis is putting lives at risk. The system is failing our frontline workers. Both federal and state governments must work together on a solution because what we have simply isn't good enough.

The status quo is not working. It is letting our community down, letting our frontline workers down, and letting our future generations down. But North Sydney, the election is coming and we can make a difference. Together, let's change the climate in Canberra.

KT x

 

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Delivering lunches to the emergency staff at RNSH with Feed our Medics.

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