Greens slam outsourcing of Adult Migrant English Program to private trainer
23 May 2017
Greens TAFE spokesperson, Dawn Walker has slammed the decision of the Federal Government to award the contract for the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) to private provider, Navitas instead of TAFE NSW in the Illawarra and Hunter regions.
Greens call for urgent suspension of logging operations in prime koala habitat in Buckra Bendinni State Forest
18 May 2017
Greens Forests spokesperson, Dawn Walker, has called for an urgent suspension of logging operations in Buckra Bendinni State Forest, near Nambucca Heads, due to concerns about impacts on the koala population.
Greens slam Lismore Labor’s cuts to local libraries
17 May 2017
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
17 May 2017
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
9 May 2017
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.
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
1 May 2017
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
27 April 2017
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
20 April 2017
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
15 April 2017
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.