Who is behind NSI?

North Sydney’s Independent (NSI) was launched in early 2021 with the direct aim of finding, supporting, and resourcing a community independent candidate to run in the 2022 Federal election.

NSI found, launched and resourced Kylea Tink’s early campaign.

NSI is a Pty Ltd company. The Directors are Kristen Lock and Denise Shrivell.

Who funds NSI?

NSI is supported by volunteers in our community. No one at NSI receives any money for their work. The founders and organisers of NSI have covered various admin expenses. We also take donations from the community.

NSI strictly complies with all electoral commission regulations and guidelines.

How does NSI use donations?

Donations are used for the wide variety of resources required to support a political campaign – from printed materials to advertising to accounting and electoral commission compliance.

NSI strictly complies with all electoral commission regulations and guidelines.

Is North Sydney’s Independent (NSI) a political Party?

No. NSI is a community group whose aim is to engage our community in politics at the Federal, State and Council levels. We gauge the views and interests of our community, match these with our representative’s vote and actions – and then the community may choose to build a campaign to find and support a candidate.

In short – NSI is a creation of and acts for our community – not a Party.

NSI strictly complies with all electoral commission regulations and guidelines.

Are you associated with Kylea Tink?

No. NSI has no formal association with the Federal member for North Sydney Kylea Tink. NSI is the community group which found Kylea but any formal association ended prior to the May 2022 federal election.

Are you associated with Climate200?

No. NSI has no formal association with Climate200.

Climate200 makes no decisions on behalf of NSI.

What are NSI’s current plans?

NSI is currently working towards the March 2023 NSW State election with the possibility of finding and supporting community candidates in Lane Cove, North Shore, and Willoughby.

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