Tamara Smith celebrates NAIDOC Week 2016

Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, proudly walked with the Aboriginal community in Ballina yesterday to celebrate the start of NAIDOC week.

Ms Smith said, “With this year’s theme ‘Songlines: the living narrative of our nation’, it was very special to be connected to our Bundjalung Aboriginal Community and share in their ancestral connection to country.”

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Ms Smith addressed the gathering saying, “It is a fantastic time to celebrate the first Aboriginal woman in the New South Wales parliament – however, hugely overdue – but a bizarre moment to see Pauline Hanson back in the Australian parliament with her racist and outdated views.”

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NAIDOC 2016 BALLINA

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