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Greens call for Byron and Ballina LGAs to be eligible for Disaster Relief Funding

Greens North Coast spokesperson, Dawn Walker and Greens Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith have jointly called for Byron and Ballina Shires to be eligible for disaster relief funding under the Commonwealth’s Disaster Recovery Program. “While we absolutely support Tweed and Lismore LGA’s receiving disaster relief funding, it needs to recognised that areas in both Byron and Ballina Shires also suffered great damage." 

Greens pressure NSW Government to come clean on Murwillumbah TAFE

Greens MP, Dawn Walker is pressuring the NSW Government to come clean on the future of the Murwillumbah TAFE campus and reveal if the site is still slated for sale. Concerns that Murwillumbah TAFE is marked for sale was first raised in 2015 when a leaked 'Cabinet in Confidence' document revealed the site was being considered for divestment at a value of $2.96m1.

Greens MP to visit Gosford TAFE

Greens MP Dawn Walker is set to join local TAFE teachers, students and unionists outside Gosford TAFE.“The Greens believe that a well-funded and public TAFE system is vital to the future of NSW, but TAFE has been pushed to the brink by the current State Coalition’s budget cuts and privatisation agenda said Dawn Walker.      

Greens MP visits Bellingen to call for an end to Native Forest Logging

New Greens MP, Dawn Walker met with local forest campaigners in Bellingen to call for an end to logging in native forests and to lend support to their campaign to protect the Kalang headwaters.“Our native forests are vital to the survival of many endangered species of plants and animals and our forests play a vital role in reducing the effects of climate change, such as the record heatwaves that hit the Mid North Coast this summer” said Dawn Walker.

Greens call on Nationals to end war on Murwillumbah and save Murwillumbah Community Legal Service

NSW Greens MLC, Dawn Walker has called on the National Party to intervene to ensure the survival of the Murwillumbah Community Legal Service following a looming cut of $180,000 to the Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre’s annual budget.  

New Greens MP Calls For Dedicated Aboriginal Seats In NSW Parliament

In her first speech to the NSW Parliament, newly elected Greens MLC Dawn Walker called for a discussion about having dedicated seats in the NSW Upper House for Aboriginal people to ensure direct representation in the NSW Parliament.

GREENS CALL FOR GOVERNMENT TO STOP USING TWEED HOSPITAL AS A ‘POLITICAL FOOTBALL’

Following revelations that local patients are being forced to go across the border to Queensland to access health services because TweedHospital is at breaking point, Greens NSW Health spokesperson, Dawn Walker has called on both the Liberal-Nationals and Labor to stop using TweedHospital as a ‘political football’.

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