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Greens slam Lismore Labor’s cuts to local libraries

Greens North Coast spokesperson, Dawn Walker has slammed Lismore Council’s decision to cut nearly $80,000 per annum in funding to library services, which will result in a significant reduction in local services for the community.

Greens support calls for Lower Hunter Hospital to stay in public hands

Greens Health spokesperson, Dawn Walker has joined community calls for the new Lower Hunter Hospital to remain in public hands following a public forum on Monday night that confirmed construction of the long-awaited health facility would begin next year.

Government dodging questions on future of Tamworth Midwifery Service

Greens Health spokesperson, Dawn Walker has questioned the NSW Liberal-National Government over the future of the Tamworth Community Midwifery Service following the announcement that the Service was no longer accepting new mothers from April 2017.

Greens seek to beef-up forestry laws

NSW Greens Forests spokesperson, Dawn Walker has moved to introduce legislation to restore the public’s ability to enforce forestry regulations following devastating breaches of forestry operations impacting threatened species and sensitive habitats.

Greens call for increase in ambulance services in Lower Clarence area

Greens MP and Health spokesperson, Dawn Walker has called for an increase in ambulance services in the lower Clarence area following a serious incident involving an Iluka resident who bled for approximately 10 hours before receiving emergency surgery for a brain aneurysm.

Liberal-Nationals fail to deliver Mullumbimby Hospital Land

Brunswick Valley community and Mullumbimby residents were given assurances in 2015 by the then-Minister for Health Jillian Skinner that they would be consulted about the future of the Mullumbimby and District Memorial hospital site; but this never took place, says Greens MPs.

Greens MP visits New England region to call for an end to Native Forest Logging

Greens MP, Dawn Walker joined local forest campaigners to inspect native forestry operations around Styx River State Forest, east of Armidale this week and to support calls to end native forest logging in NSW.“Our native forests are vital to the survival of many endangered species of plants and animals and play a vital role in reducing the effects of climate change” said Dawn Walker.

Greens MP visits Far South Coast to call for an end to Native Forest Logging

Greens MP, Dawn Walker joined Bega Valley Greens members and campaigners from the South East Region Conservation Alliance to inspect native forestry operations around Tantawanglo and Glenbog State Forests last week and to support calls to end native forest logging in NSW.

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.

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