Kylea shares her week
Week 31: Thinking of our Anzacs and those affected by war
Many of the men and women across multiple generations of my family have served in the armed forces, or been impacted by war.
My great grandfather took several years to return from France following the end of WWI. When he finally did, the only way he could explain it to his family was that he had to stay on to help rebuild the community. It was the only way he could make any sense of his experiences.
In World War II more members of my family fought: they were Rats of Tobruk, members of the Light Horse Brigade, spotters for the Infantry in the Pacific, and stood in Darwin when that city came under attack. Then came the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the War in Afghanistan and on and on it goes. In each generation, young men and women have answered the call to fight for what we believe in. Many have paid the ultimate price.
This weekend, we commemorate our Anzacs, who so bravely served our nation. I also think of others who are currently affected by war, including the five million people who have fled Ukraine.
As Australia heads towards our next chapter, I hope that we can honour those who have sacrificed so much for us by continuing to build on their achievements as a community, towards a better future. Have a safe long weekend, North Sydney. I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail.
My week from left to right: Checking out the training facilities for the Chatswood Rangers Netball & Football club, running into a tattooed friend (look closer) in Lane Cove Plaza, visiting the residents of Windsor Gardens Retirement Village, and visiting the AEC for the ballet draw!
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week 23: Cutting vehicle emissions with our new Private Members Bill
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.
Week 22: The National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill Passes the House
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.
Week 21: What we're doing to strengthen the Anti-Corruption Bill
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.
week 20: Speaking out for our community on climate change
Week 19: Getting IR Reforms Right
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.
Week 18: What the Budget Means for North Sydney
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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