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Member for Ballina Tamara Smith is encouraging community and not-for-profit groups and local councils to apply for funding requests through the 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.

 

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Surf Life Saving Far North Coast Branch received a grant for a new surf rescue emergency response vehicle from last year's CBP funding.  /Photo credit Nicole Ainsworth

CBP grants are available annually for community infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes. Through the program, the NSW Government ensures funding is available to support organisations that think first-and-foremost about the needs of locals.

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Refugee Week 2017

Private Members' Statement

Tamara Smith
Member for Ballina
 

21 June 2017

This week is Refugee Week and I am disappointed to say that we still have 900 male refugees in detention on Manus Island with no clear path to freedom.

 

 

 

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Media Release
21 June 2017

Tamara Smith, Greens Education spokesperson and Member for Ballina today welcomed the NSW Budget announcement of $4.2 billion spending on education infrastructure.

“The Budget funding includes money for finally upgrading Byron Bay Public School, an issue that the Greens and I campaigned on and which is badly needed by the Byron Bay community,” said Ms Smith.

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31 May 2017
Second Reading Speech

On behalf of The Greens, I contribute to the second reading debate of the Crimes Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017.

The Greens support the bill, which seeks to amend the Crimes Act 1900 to create specific offences relating to non-consensual recording and distribution of intimate images, or revenge porn. The bill creates an offence of intentionally recording or distributing or threatening to record or distribute an intimate image of another person without that person's consent. The maximum penalty for such an offence is imprisonment for three years or financial penalties. A threat to record or distribute an intimate image without consent is also an offence with the same maximum penalty.

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Media Release
31 May 2017

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NSW Greens Education spokesperson and Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP is calling on her Federal Greens counterparts in the Senate to reject Malcolm Turnbull’s Gonski 2.0

“The NSW Greens don’t accept that anything less than the original model of needs-based funding proposed by the Gonski review panel should be supported and we unequivocally call on the Federal Liberal National government to go back to the drawing board,” said Tamara Smith.

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