Newsletter - No New Sand Mine for Lennox

Tamara Smith MP for Ballina

 

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No New Sand Mine for Lennox  Public Action Meeting

The huge sand mine proposed for Newrybar Swamp Road will severely impact upon fragile coastal ecosystems and the Lennox Head community and everyone accessing the coast along Ross Lane. 

 

No Sand Mine for Lennox protest group

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Shark nets should go for good

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has welcomed the early end to the second North Coast Shark Net Trial after concerns about the risk of entanglement of whales making an early migration along the NSW coast.

 

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Wollongbar the winner on the sports fields

 

Tamara Smith opening the Wollongbar Sporting fields 24 April 2018
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)

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End cruel live animal exports

Media Release

Sheep flock

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.

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Solar tariff heading in wrong direction

 

Renewable energy
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.

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Ballina Electorate Flood Recovery

Photo by Maurizio of flooding Ocean Shores April 2017

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.

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Call for nominations - celebrate a senior

Seniors Festival 2018

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.

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Slim hope for fig's reprieve

 

Lennox Head Castle Drive Fig tree

Photo: Jenny Grinlington

Published in the Ballina Shire Advocate  Wednesday 14 March 2018:

Options for Lennox tree still under investigation
HOPE 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.

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Koalas are our national treasure

Opinion: Published in Byron Shire News 

8 March

Tamara Smith
Member 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 Commonwealth Games uses a koala as its mascot but in NSW they are a vulnerable species, rapidly declining in numbers due to native forest clearing and logging and face ever increasing habitat destruction from roads and urban sprawl.

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Tamara Smith to talk in Taree

Media Release

9 March 2018

Earth Ball

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 1pm who will have on display a huge inflatable ‘Earth Ball’.

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