July 08, 2022

My Submission to the NSW Flood Inquiry

Preview Below - Click here to read my full submission 2022 NSW Flood Inquiry20 May 2022 Dear Ms O’Kane and Mr Fuller I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the 2022 NSW Flood Inquiry. The recent floods in the Northern Rivers have seriously impacted already highly impacted communities. Coming on the...

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The Greens submission to the government's STRA consultation process

Short-term holiday lets are tearing apart the social fabric of the region. With one in four homes being short-term rentals in Byron Shire, it’s no wonder we have a housing crisis.

The regions being most impacted by short-term rentals (Rent News)

The oversupply of short-term rentals is often touted as one of the leading causes of the rental crunch, but new data reveals some areas suffer more than others.

Position on holiday letting (Byron Echo)

Given the broken promise by the NSW Liberal-Nationals government on allowing Council to regulate the short-term rental accommodation (STRA) sector in the Byron Shire, The Echo asked NSW Labor what they would do if elected in March.

Rental bidding ban welcome but still weak (Byron Echo)

New state regulations against rental bidding have been cautiously welcomed by the two progressive Northern Rivers MPs after the government voted down a Labor bill to outlaw the practice.

Byron: From Paradise to hell for the homeless (Green Left)

More than 200 people rallied on Christmas Eve at Main Beach to call for a 90 day limit on using residential houses for short stay holiday accommodation like AirBnB.

Byron Bay's 90-day holiday rental cap vote shut down by NSW government intervention (ABC)

The Byron Shire Council has been blindsided by an 11th-hour decision by the NSW government which will stall controversial plans for a 90-day cap on short-term holiday letting in parts of the shire.

Greens MPs call for better consultation on teachers award

Posted on 27 September 2022 The Hon Dominic Perrottet, MP Premier of New South Wales GPO Box 5341 SYDNEY NSW 2001   Dear Premier,   As Greens NSW Education Spokesperson and on behalf of Greens MPs in the NSW Parliament I write to request that you withdraw the current teacher’s...

More questions than answers - NSW Flood Inquiry

MEDIA RELEASE: 17 AUGUST 2022 Today the Member for Ballina joined the NSW Premier in Lismore for the announcement of the release of the O’Kane/Fuller Flood inquiry report. Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina said: “Our communities have been waiting for six months for some certainty around what went wrong...

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