Kylea shares her week on the campaign trail

Week 30: My plan for cleaner, cheaper transport

This week, I announced my plan to bring to Parliament a Cheaper, Cleaner Transport Bill to reduce pollution from our cars. I've consulted extensively with policy, industry experts and consumer groups to develop this plan, which will align Australia with international standards, and bring us a little closer to meeting our emissions reduction goals.

Believe it or not, Australia is currently the only country in the OECD with no vehicle efficiency standards. This impacts our car industry and our community in two ways. Firstly, we are stuck using some of the dirtiest fuels in the world, containing 10x more cancerous sulphur than those used in Europe and Japan. Secondly, carmakers have opted not to bring newer, more efficient models to Australia, turning our country into what one car manufacturing exec described as a "dumping ground" for old cars.

As a mechanic's daughter, I find it truly concerning that our fuel emission standards are so far behind global standards. As a business leader, I am excited about the opportunities that a Cheaper, Cleaner Transport Bill presents. Better, cleaner fuel could save Australians hundreds of dollars a year in petrol costs, reduce health risks - particularly in high-traffic areas like ours - and help bring down our carbon emissions.

Thirty-six days to the election, North Sydney. I'm making them count. I hope you have a happy, restful long weekend, and look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail!

      

Left to right: Catching up with the community @ Kirribilli Markets, Cheering on North's Rugby Club on Saturday and kicking off the election campaign with a pink wave at our new billboard!

 

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