November 11, 2015

MP for Ballina encourages swift implementation of non-lethal shark deterrents

"My thoughts are with Sam Morgan and his family and I am sure the whole community wishes him a speedy recovery. 

The North Coast community has shown overwhelming support for the implementation of non-lethal shark barriers and deterrents. The Government has responded to our calls and I would like to see those technologies implemented as soon as possible in the Ballina region.

Unfortunately no technology is going to fully remove the risk of shark encounters for surfers and other ocean users, but an approach involving public awareness, surveillance, research and non-lethal shark exclusion devices and deterrents offer the best approach." 

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March 15, 2024

The Greens submission to the government's STRA consultation process

Short-term holiday lets are tearing apart the social fabric of the region. With one in four homes being short-term rentals in Byron Shire, it’s no wonder we have a housing crisis.

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January 18, 2023

The regions being most impacted by short-term rentals (Rent News)

The oversupply of short-term rentals is often touted as one of the leading causes of the rental crunch, but new data reveals some areas suffer more than others.

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January 18, 2023

Position on holiday letting (Byron Echo)

Given the broken promise by the NSW Liberal-Nationals government on allowing Council to regulate the short-term rental accommodation (STRA) sector in the Byron Shire, The Echo asked NSW Labor what they would do if elected in March.

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