Kylea shares her week on the campaign trail

Week 4: Leadership: what is it and what does it look like when it is being expressed in its truest sense?

When I first said yes to the opportunity to run as an Independent candidate for the federal seat of North Sydney I did so because I was already personally feeling and hearing the frustration of so many people, including myself, about a perceived lack of true leadership at our federal level.

Leadership: what is it and what does it look like when it is being expressed in its truest sense? Looking back over the last 6 years of parliament, what I see most evidently is a tendency for those involved in our current government to be more concerned about maintaining power rather than leading our nation to a better place.

Since announcing my candidacy I confess I am only seeing more evidence of this lack of leadership at our federal level as individuals scramble to “justify” what they have, or more accurately, have not been doing, and people are shuffled around in roles like moving pieces on a checkerboard. 

“Maybe”, a friend said recently, “it’s like when you want to buy a new car? Once you decide on the model you want, and you look around, it suddenly seems everyone is already driving it!”

I believe “politics” is at its best when it is driven by the people for a purpose that is larger than any one individual. And I believe it was on this basis that our constitution was originally proposed. Was it perfect? No - definitely not (but that’s a conversation for another day!) But at its very basic level the original Australian Constitution tasked the parliament to “have exclusive power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of the Commonwealth”.

I’m not sure about you but I don’t see the word “Party” in that sentence anywhere? The more I speak with people the more I am convinced it is only the addition of strong independent voices to our parliamentary system that can help break the paralysis currently created by party politics. 

Let’s change the climate in Canberra. KT

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