Greens’ bill to ban coal seam gas will provide certainty

The Greens NSW mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham and Greens MP for Ballina, Tamara Smith today launched a new private members bill that will legislate to prohibit coal seam gas across NSW, saying it was time for NSW to act decisively and move past the fractious coal seam gas debate, ban the industry and move forward with clean renewable energy projects.

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Greens pledge funding support for Alstonville Community Preschool

Greens candidate for Ballina, Tamara Smith has thrown her support behind the campaign to secure a permanent site for the Alstonville Community Preschool.

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Greens pledge to buy Roundhouse site at Ocean Shores and build new 2.4km shared pedestrian and bike path along Balemo Drive

Greens candidate for Ballina, Tamara Smith has announced that she will push for the Roundhouse site at Ocean Shores to be purchased by the State Government and turned into Crown Land for community use if elected on March 28.

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Byron Bay Public School – Greens pledge fully funded $15 million for new classrooms

Greens candidate for Ballina, Tamara Smith and Upper House MP, John Kaye announced their party's pledge of $15 million to build new classrooms to replace substandard demountables at Byron Bay Public School and a forward commitment of another $50 million for the development of a new primary school in Suffolk Park, and planning for the expansion of Byron Bay High School.

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Greens launch plan to care for our environment

The Greens have today launched their plan to protect the environment. Greens NSW MP and Environment Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has stated that environmental protection had slipped to the lowest priority under the Baird Government.

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Greens announce $100 million plan to tackle Domestic Violence

Green’s candidate for Ballina, Tamara Smith and Greens NSW MP, Dr Mehreen Faruqi launched their comprehensive plan to end Domestic and Family Violence outside the Byron Shire Women’s Resource Service located at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre.

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Greens announce funding for Water Lily Park, Ocean Shores

Tamara Smith, Greens candidate for Ballina has announced a funding commitment of $100,000 for improvements at Waterlily Park in Ocean Shores.

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Greens announce commitment to return management of Brunswick Heads foreshore reserves back to Council

The Greens have called on the NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust to cancel their plans to commercialise the foreshore reserves around Brunswick Heads and affirmed their commitment to returning management of the Crown Reserves back to Byron Shire Council. 

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Greens call for Plastic Bag Ban to protect marine life

The Greens have called for a ban on single-use, plastic bags to protect NSW’s oceans from marine pollution. An estimated 50 million plastic bags end up in the environment each year in Australia, mostly in waterways and the ocean where they injure and kill dolphins, turtles and other marine life.

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Greens call for greater investment in Preventative Health

The Greens have called for increased government investment in preventative health and primary care to keep more people out of hospital and reduce pressures on the health budget over the long term.

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