Recounting a conversation she had with her campaign manager, Kaliyanda said: “All of the things that we’ve been talking about… You have the platform and the voice now to genuinely be a force for good.”
At that point I kind of started crying because the gravity of it kind of hit me,”
Ms Kaliyanda said she would strive to better present people on Macquarie Street by being “with the community as much as possible”.
Since elected, she has attended 11 community events, with another 12 in the dairy this week.
I find it really important to be in the middle of things, whether it’s sharing Ramadan, whether it’s attending a local festival or whether it’s attending just Friday prayers at the local temple or Sunday morning at church.”