Kylea shares her week
Week 6: My First Speech and Swearing In
From being sworn in to delivering my first parliamentary speech, what a week it has been!
On Tuesday, I was officially sworn in as a member of parliament alongside my fellow Independents Allegra Spender, Kate Chaney, Dr Sophie Scamps, Dai Le, Dr Monique Ryan, Zoe Daniel and Zali Steggall. I could not be prouder to be counted among this formidable group of women, as part of an extraordinary and history-making crossbench.
Then on Wednesday, I had the incredible honour of addressing the 47th Parliament of Australia in my first speech as your federal representative. It was a surreal experience, being able to share my story and to describe North Sydney in our own terms.
Our community is vibrant and diverse. Ambitious and compassionate. We value reason, consensus and integrity. And we will use our voice and our vote to help build a better Australia with the changes we want to see.
You can watch a video of my first speech here. Thank you to all who travelled to Canberra to support me and to all who watched from afar. North Sydney, I am forever grateful for your support, and I won't let you down.
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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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