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Greens say Government needs to protect Ballina’s koalas

Greens MPs Tamara Smith and Dawn Walker have called on the NSW government to protect Ballina’s koala population and other wildlife as the RMS starts tree clearing work as part of the Pacific Highway upgrade at Meerschaum Vale.

Greens lash Liberal-Nationals ‘heartless’ disability advocacy cuts

Greens Disability spokesperson, Dawn Walker MP has lashed out at the NSW Government’s planned cuts to disability advocacy funding that will see a dramatic loss in support for people with a disability on the North Coast and called on the NSW Premier and North Coast Nationals MP, Ben Franklin to urgently intervene.

Greens call for koala sniffer dogs to be used in pre-logging surveys in NSW’s State Forests

Following the release of data showing that the State Government has only trained three (3) dogs to detect koalas and none were being deployed in State Forests, Greens MP Dawn Walker has called for koala sniffer dogs to be widely used in pre-logging surveys to better protect NSW’s declining koala populations from destructive logging.

Greens raise plight of Bangalow's Koalas and mega Food Hub in State Parliament

Greens MP and Koala Protection spokesperson, Dawn Walker has raised the plight of Bangalow’s koala population in State Parliament and thrown her support behind the community campaign against the Bangalow mega Food Hub development at Lot 201 Lismore Road, Bangalow.

Greens call for Nepean Hospital to be restored as a Major Trauma Centre

Greens MP and Health spokesperson, Dawn Walker joined local Ambulance Officers, community members and an Emergency Doctor to call for Nepean Hospital to be re-classified as a ‘major trauma centre’ to improve access to health services for Western Sydney residents and reduce pressure on local paramedics.

Greens call on State Government to consider new economic opportunities from Great Koala National Park

Greens MP and Tourism spokesperson, Dawn Walker has called on the State Government to commission a study into the job-creation potential of a Great Koala National Park in the Coffs Harbour and Bellingen regions.

Greens call for investigation into shockingly low levels of indigenous employment in NSW Department of Industry

Greens Aboriginal Affairs spokesperson, Dawn Walker has called on the NSW Premier to order an urgent investigation into the recruitment practices of the NSW Department of Industry after new figures tabled in NSW parliament revealed that only 9 out of 2,747 staff employed in the Regional offices of the Department of Industry are Aboriginal.

Greens support NSW Aboriginal Land Council's calls for Treaty

Greens Aboriginal Affairs spokesperson, Dawn Walker has come out in strong support of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council's call for Treaty between the Government and the First Peoples of NSW today.

Greens condemn National Party attempts to revive River Red Gum logging industry

Greens MPs Dawn Walker and Dr Mehreen Faruqi have condemned attempts by the National Party to weaken protections for Murray Valley National Park and revive the River Red Gum logging industry in the face of a looming by-election in the seat of Murray.

Greens question Government over under-staffing at Lismore Base Hospital

Greens MP and Health spokesperson, Dawn Walker has questioned the State Government in the NSW Parliament over the under-staffing of hospital staff at Lismore Base Hospital following safety concerns being raised by the Health Services Union.

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