Kylea shares her week
Week 33: Why we need more reason and consensus, and less grandstanding
Housing affordability is one of our society’s most pressing issues, but has unfortunately — and predictably — become overly politicised as Election Day nears.
Let’s be clear: This is not a problem that we can solve just by throwing money at it. Housing affordability is a complex problem that has been building for decades. And just like climate change, it requires a transparent, non-political, evidence-based process to develop long-term, sustainable solutions.
As an Independent, I will never be one to put "party interests before national interest". That's why you won't see me grandstanding about short-term subsidies or grandiose, untested schemes. What I'm proposing is a National Affordability Summit to take place in the next 6 months, to bring together the stakeholders from industry, governments and communities, to agree on and implement solutions.
In some personal news, I'm sad to say that I tested positive for Covid yesterday, which means I will be campaigning on Zoom, instead of in-person, in the week ahead. With early voting opening on Monday, I hope you'll consider signing up for tomorrow's "Super Saturday" of campaigning. Please also speak with your friends and family over the weekend about why you are supporting the Tink campaign.
We are so close to the finish line, North Sydney! With your help, I know we will change the climate in Canberra.
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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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