Kylea shares her week
Week 32: Support for the arts and an event bonanza
North Sydney is home to many wonderful cultural organisations and artists - including groups like the Lane Cove Theatre Company, Ensemble Theatre, and Willoughby Symphony, who have entertained and inspired us with their performances over the years. Arts and culture is central to our national identity, and greatly improves the quality of our everyday lives. But the sector has suffered greatly from persistent funding cuts and the impact of COVID.
Many in our community believe that Australia's arts sector needs more targeted, generous support - including for the SBS and ABC - and if elected, I will push for that change. Especially after the difficulties of the past two years, we need to rebuild the sector and support and develop local talent, as part of a culturally rich, forward-focused economy that we will all be proud of.
With only three weeks until Election Day, TeamTINK is now racing to reach all voters in our electorate and convince them to "Vote 1 Kylea Tink". This is it, North Sydney. This is our last best chance to turn our seat Independent, so we can move forward on integrity, equality and climate action in the critical years ahead.
You'll be hearing more from our TeamTINK volunteer coordinators in the coming days. I strongly urge you to join at least one of our campaign-critical volunteer activities. With your support, I know we can - and will - change the climate in Canberra.
Left to right: Pulling lucky number 8 at the ballot draw, laying a wreath at the Willoughby Legion Club service on ANZAC day, checking out the facilities at Chatswood oval, speaking at the opening of the Crag Arts pop-up shop.
Left to right: Addressing the residents of Hunters Hill at the All Saints Church candidates forum, discussing Australian EV policy with Zali Steggal, Dr. Sophie Scamps and Behyad Jafari, CEO of the Australian Electric Vehicle Council, and our very first live TV debate of the campaign on SKY News.
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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.
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.