Byron Greens

 

Democracy · Ecological Sustainability · Social & Economic Justice · Peace & Non-violence

Byron Greens meetings for members:

Byron Greens members meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month starting february 2018

at MARVELL HALL, 37 Marvell Street, Byron Bay.

Arrive at 6.30pm for a 7 pm start. Hot drinks are available but byo snacks!

About Byron Greens

Around the North Coast there are many vibrant environment groups, human rights groups and social justice groups. The Greens, as the third force in Australian politics, embrace and support all progressive forces within society.

Byron Greens has a strong presence in the NSW Greens scene. We have a lot of input into Greens policies and healthy representation on state working groups and committees. Our members are also active within the Australian Greens. Wherever members’ interests lie, whether at local, state or federal level, or indeed at an international level, we have the means to give them a meaningful involvement in the political process.

Byron Shire Greens Mayor and Councillors, with Tamara Smith MP for Ballina and Dawn Walker MLC, Northern Rivers Spokesperson, representing us at State level, are all working hard to build better communities.

The Greens team on Byron Shire Council, L-R:
Sarah Ndiaye, Jeannette Martin, Michael Lyon & Mayor Simon Richardson

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Simon Richardson

Simon Richardson

Mayor

Simon is a resident of Federal. He is married with two children. His goal is to support the youth of the Shire to have a voice and a place within the overall vision of the Shire. With many challenges ahead, he is determined to provide leadership to ensure our Shire truly embraces sustainable living, working and social practises, while embracing the diverse and unique cultural flavour of the area.
Sarah Ndiaye

Sarah Ndiaye

Councillor

Sarah Ndiaye is a long time resident of the Byron Shire and currently works as a High School English and Drama teacher. A graduate of Southern Cross University and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Sarah has worked in local media at both ABC North Coast, Bay FM and been involved in local festivals and the creative industries. Sarah is passionate about environmental and social justice issues.
Jeannette Martin

Jeannette Martin

Councillor

Jeannette Martin is a community development worker, member of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce and the founder of Mullumbimby Community Gardens. Currently she is engaged in the new Mullum Master Plan and the future of the Mullum hospital site. She is passionate about ensuring improved collaboration between community groups, individuals and Byron Shire Council. Jeannette was elected to council in 2016.
Michael Lyon

Michael Lyon

Councillor

Michael Lyon completed degrees in law, commerce and an accounting qualification. He moved to Byron in 2009 and has been the general manager of Santos Organics since 2012. Michael joined the Byron Greens in 2012 and was elected to council in 2016 on a platform that included supporting the localisation of agriculture, the clean-up of waterways and transparency in decision-making.

Phone: 0435 646 365

Tamara Smith

Tamara Smith

MP for Ballina

Tamara Smith MP for Ballina. She is the first Greens member of the Legislative Assembly in the Northern Rivers and took the seat from the Nationals in 2015.
Dawn Walker

Dawn Walker

MLC

Dawn Walker MLC was elected to the NSW Legislative Council in March 2017. She lives at Fingal Heads and is a member of Tweed Greens. She holds the portfolio for the North Coast.

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19 hours ago

Byron Greens

The Darling or Barka River starts to flow! But the problems of overextraction still remain. Good to have Jeremy Buckingham on the ground to help spread the word about the crisis.

Jeremy Buckingham
What a wonderful sight! To witness the first water start to snake along the dry river bed of the Darling or 'Barka' River out near Tilpa was inspiring. However, this is just a trickle and miniscule compared to the width and depth of the river channel.
We need to make sure that future small and medium flows are not entirely intercepted by upstream irrigation pumps and actually flow down the river.
This means metering all the pumps on the river. It means more systematic changes to the current rules, not just one off pumping embargoes made under political pressure.
Another 31 megalitres of environmental water is being released down the Darling River, and everyone will be watching its progress with eagle eyes. Spread the word.
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1 day ago

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This Government is despicable...Introducing Australia’s political leadership: ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Byron Greens

Credit where it's due...I don’t care who takes the Greens policies, whether it’s the “Government Spokestuber” here, or the ALP. I just want to get sh#t done. And this week with the banks RC and the Government adopting our white-collar crime penalties policies, we’ve seriously been getting sh#t done. Also, how good is First Dog here? 😂 https://theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/… ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Byron Greens

I'm disgusted by the revelations of bank misconduct.

The Greens have fought long and hard for this Royal Commission, even when Labor and the Coalition opposed it.

Thanks to my colleague Senator Peter Whish-Wilson for his years of hard work to make this happen.
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