In the NSW Parliament, Tamara and the Greens have successfully amended over 70 laws.
In the community, Tamara has stood up with many members of the community against the industrialisation of our region through CSG mining.
Tamara continues to safeguard the environment and rural lifestyle on the North Coast and protect it from over-development and industrialisation.
In Parliament, Tamara has voted to:
✔ Establish a Great Koala National Park
✔ Protect LGBTIQ+ people from discrimination in schools
✔ End no grounds evictions for renters
✔ Establish safe access zones around women’s health centres
✔ Support new anti-corruption laws
✔ Reject legislation giving more public money to greyhound racing
✔ Voted successfully to decriminalise abortion in NSW.
Working with the community, Tamara has:
- Lobbied against CSG mining, ensuring our region is gas field free.
- Supported initiatives to protect Cape Byron Marine Park Sanctuary and the wild species of our oceans.
- Campaigned to protect koalas from death and habitat destruction.
- Helped secure almost $4.5 million in state funding for local renewable energy projects.
- Ensured the government reversed its decision to cut $3 million in funding to local women’s refuges.
- Worked to secure funding for the Women’s Family Law Court Support Service, which helps over 1,000 survivors of domestic violence each year.
- Secured a commitment from NSW Department of Education and Ballina Shire Council to build a 4 court basketball stadium and sports centre adjacent to the new Ballina Coast High School.
- Delivered over $50,000 in funding to local sports clubs.
- Raised money to get a breathalyser for Schoolies in Byron Bay to support BUDDI Byron Community Drug Action Team and the STEER Project to encourage young people to ‘Blow Zero’ and educate them about the effects of drinking on health, behaviour and those around them including their drivers.
- Donated an ongoing, annual education bursary through the Ballina Scope Club for a senior high school student facing financial difficulties.
- Stood with the community to successfully retain public land in public hands with the Mullumbimby Hospital site and the Suffolk Park sports ground and community gardens.
- Supported our local area Commander to secure two full time community police officers for Alstonville and ongoing advocacy about the needs of rural policing.
- Brought together 25 frontline workers to discuss the ongoing crisis of homelessness and rough sleepers in Byron Shire.
- Secured $1.5 million in funding for local projects through the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program.
- Funded a feasibility study for shark spotting at Wategos Beach and supported Shark Watch to begin patrols on our beaches.
- Ensured shark nets were removed from beaches and replaced with non-lethal shark mitigation that works to protect swimmers.