Native forests under attack

This week I spoke out in Parliament against the Nationals and Liberals' appalling roll back of environmental protections for native forests in NSW and for giving the green light for massive clearing of native forest on private land under the Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.

Read here

Protecting Bruns heritage trees

I asked the Environment Minister in Question Time what is being done to protect the endangered ecological community of coastal cypress pines estimated to be up to 400 years old and located on  Crown land in the Terrace Caravan Park at Brunswick Heads.

Will she ensure that this precious stand of trees is protected into the future?

Read her answer here

 

Students show their green flair

Sifting through the NDIS

NDIS information forum

Community to be consulted on Mullumbimby land

 


Greens Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, has won an assurance from the NSW government that the Mullumbimby community will be consulted on any proposed sale of public land along the rail corridor that runs through the town.

Newsletter - Fair price for solar

New fair price for solar bill introduced

Tamara Smith MP today introduced a bill to the NSW Parliament which would ensure electricity suppliers pay householders and businesses a minimum price for the solar or wind power they generate and contribute to the grid.

Fair Price for Solar bill

Protecting precious trees, heritage in Brunswick Heads

Community Building Partnerships grants 2018 now open

Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith MP has announced applications are now open for the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $30 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW.

“This year $330,000 is available for projects in our electorate, which is an increase of $30,000 on 2017. I encourage local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes,” said Ms Smith.

Richmond Valley Woodcrafters with Tamara Smith MP for Ballina

Photo: Tamara Smith MP (centre) with members of the Richmond Valley Woodcrafters Club at their Club workshop which received $5,000 to complete works on the shed and $15,000 to buy and install solar panels on the workshop roof in the 2017 round of Community Building Partnership grants.

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