Kylea shares her week
Week 9: Fuel and Vehicle Emissions Standards
It's no secret that Australian cars are some of the most polluting in the OECD, due in large part to our continued use of dirty fuels. Our lack of fuel efficiency standards has made it difficult for car manufacturers to bring new, more efficient vehicle models into the country, including EVs.
That's why when Parliament next sits in September, I will move to bring fuel quality and vehicle emissions standards into line with international markets within two years. I am calling for legally binding vehicle and fuel efficiency standards, which will not only reduce our carbon emissions but also harmful pollutants like cancerous sulphur in the air.
As I said at the National Electric Vehicle Summit in Canberra today, these standards will be an important step towards our climate ambitions, contributing to the Australian Government's proposed target of 43% reduced emissions by 2030 and helping to get us on a trajectory to no new fossil fuel vehicles by 2035.
The time for climate action is now, and I believe we should be pulling all levers available to Government to ensure a rapid and efficient transition to a net zero economy.
Households also play an important role in our transition to net zero, and I was pleased to see so much enthusiasm this week for Rewiring Australia's pilot for full-suburb electrification. If you'd like to help see North Sydney become one of the first Net Zero Urban Energy Zones, you can register your interest here.
Thank you as always for your feedback this week, and thanks to all those who have stopped to say hello when out and about! Until next time.
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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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