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.
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.
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.
Tamara Smith, Greens candidate for Ballina has announced a funding commitment of $100,000 for improvements at Waterlily Park in Ocean Shores.
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.
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.
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.
Greens candidate for Ballina, Tamara Smith has called for an increase in breast screening services across the Northern Rivers after visiting the mobile breast screening van and talking to local women in Ballina last week.