Kylea shares her week on the campaign trail
Week 37: Two weeks as North Sydney's member-elect!
Two weeks post the election and to say this interim period has been a little surreal is probably an understatement. There is no doubt everyone’s adrenaline levels were running exceptionally high as we came into election night and to have a decision on the election outcome by 10pm that evening was truly exhilarating.
In the two weeks since then our focus has been spread across three main areas: i) wrapping up the physical campaign to be elected; ii) working out how we move forward as an engaged community-driven electoral office and iii) getting our heads around what is actually required to bring that electoral office to life.
While I have yet to be officially sworn in, we’ve have already been hard at work addressing questions from constituents and the media, and building relationships that will help us work towards the changes our community wants to see.
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to attend an incredible event at the University of NSW with Aunty Pat Andersen and Professor Megan Davis to mark five years since the Uluru Statement was presented to Parliament. It was an opportunity to gain even deeper understanding on how the Statement was developed and the extraordinary work around the Dialogues. The Uluru Statement is a real opportunity to unite our nation and I look forward to adding North Sydney’s parliamentary voice to the call for material and timely action.
At the same time I have been privileged to have meetings with various other organisations to be further briefed on immediate and pressing issues. Whether that was my conversation with Amnesty International about the Government’s commitment to remove Temporary Protection Visa’s from our system for asylum seekers, through to meeting with members of the Together We Can alliance to discuss our community’s ambition for faster climate action – at each point in time I am left with a feeling of optimism and hope that together we truly can be a force for positive change.
From a more administrative perspective, I had my first meeting with Ministerial & Parliamentary Services Officers yesterday which was both insightful and exciting. While the ultimate timeline for the declaration of the Poll is still a little uncertain we will continue to work toward realising some exciting plans to help keep the community involved and engaged in politics, and I can't wait to share them with you when the office is up and running.
Thank you for all your messages of congratulations and support and I am sorry if I have been slower than usual to respond to emails during this transitional period. I look forward to working with you as your representative in Federal Government.
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July 01, 2022
We all have pinch me moments in our lives, and for me this past week has been full of them!
July 01, 2022
After a bit of a wait (while the team at the AEC followed the counting procedure through to the very end), it was exciting to attend the declaration of the poll for North Sydney on Friday last week: officially appointing me the new Federal Member for our North Sydney electorate.
June 17, 2022
North Sydney has been in the media this week as one of a handful of Independent federal electorates calling for a code of conduct to be introduced in Parliament House.
June 03, 2022
Two weeks post the election and to say this interim period has been a little surreal is probably an understatement.
May 23, 2022
We did it, TeamTINK! North Sydney has an Independent representative in Canberra again, and it's all thanks to you.
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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 campaign events and initiatives to get involved with.