Wollongbar the winner on the sports fields

  Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith today congratulated the Wollongbar community on its efforts to get its new 13 hectare sporting fields open and announced Local Sport Grant funding for its rugby team. Read: New Sportsfields Opened in Wollongbar (Echo Net Daily)

End cruel live animal exports

Media Release Live animal exports are cruel and the Greens have proposed a five point transition plan to end the practice, says Member for Ballina Tamara Smith.

Solar tariff heading in wrong direction

  More than 33,000 households and businesses in the Ballina, Lismore and Tweed areas could face higher electricity bills due to a proposed reduction in the solar feed-in tariff.

Ballina Electorate Flood Recovery

Private Members Speech: I pay tribute to the people of the Ballina electorate who were affected just over 12 months ago when Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit our region.

Call for nominations - celebrate a senior

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith is calling on locals to nominate seniors who make a positive impact in the Ballina electorate for a 2018 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Award.

Slim hope for fig's reprieve

  Photo: Jenny Grinlington Published in the Ballina Shire Advocate  Wednesday 14 March 2018: Options for Lennox tree still under investigationHOPE still remains for a 200-year-old fig tree at Lennox Head to be saved from the chainsaws – even months after the elected council decided to remove the tree.

Koalas are our national treasure

Opinion: Published in Byron Shire News  8 March Tamara SmithMember for Ballina   Koalas are a national treasure – so why are we forcing them into extinction locally? Koalas are one of our most precious iconic species, an animal entwined with our national identity around the world. The upcoming Gold Coast...

Tamara Smith to talk in Taree

Media Release 9 March 2018 Member for Ballina and Greens Education spokesperson Tamara Smith will visit Taree this Sunday 11 March to take part in a forum about education and climate change. Ms Smith will visit fellow Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham at Johnny Martin Oval in Taree between 9am and...

Investigations into fig tree ongoing

Media Release 8 March 2018 Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has welcomed efforts by Ballina Shire Council to try to preserve an historic fig tree in Castle Drive, Lennox Head.

Government questioned on West Byron

Media Release 7 March 2018 Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP today asked the Planning Minister Anthony Roberts during Question Time if his government would act on the concerns of the Byron Bay community about the social, environmental and economic impacts of the mega development application for West Byron.

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