News and Updates

19 October 2017

I asked the Premier whether she would stand up for our NSW clean energy targets in the face of the Federal government's latest withdrawal from the science on energy, and she pledged she would !

Also, the House sang happy birthday to me when I got up to ask my question which was a delightful show of humanity, just when I'm doubting it resides there!

Watch the video of the question below and like it.






Media Release

21 Sept 2017

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP has gained a commitment from the NSW Health Minister during Question Time that he will consider keeping the old Byron hospital site in community hands and enable Byron Shire Council to lease the site for a peppercorn rent.


Media Release

19 September 2017

Greens Education Spokesperson and Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith says news that a numeracy and literacy test may be introduced for Year 1 students is yet another distraction by a test-obsessed LNP and a sound bite against a backdrop of under resourcing for early intervention in schools.


Landcare Biobridges

Private Member's Statement 



An important initiative taking place in my electorate is the biobridges project, which aims to preserve our unique World Heritage listed natural environment. The Northern Rivers is an area of high conservation and biodiversity value, with rich varieties of plants and remnant Gondwanaland treasure spots as well as unique species of animals. Our natural heritage, which we must fight to protect from overdevelopment, is of vital importance not only because we need our waters and rivers, food-growing and agricultural areas that sustain us physically but also because they provide us with economic and employment opportunities, prosperity and a wonderful lifestyle.


Tamara Smith joins protest

6 September 2017

Tamara Smith joins Year 9 NAPLAN tests protest

ABOVE: A student speaking at the protest outside NSW Parliament.


Greens Education spokesperson Tamara Smith MP spoke at a rally outside NSW Parliament in Sydney today to protest the NSW government’s new HSC policy which prevents students receiving their HSC if they have not achieved competency in their NAPLAN results in Year 9.


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