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Member Details

Ms Tamara Francine SMITH, MP

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Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Ballina
Member of The Greens
Contact Details
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Ballina Electorate Office
A Ms Tamara Smith, MP
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7 Moon Street
P (02) 6686 7522
F (02) 6686 7470

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 28 Mar 2015
Member for Ballina 28 Mar 2015
Member, Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety 18 Jun 2019
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Member, Legislative Assembly Committee on Investment, Industry and Regional Development 28 May 2015 01 Mar 2019 3 years 9 months 2 days
About the Ballina Electorate
Rural. Located within Richmond-Tweed Statistical Agricultural Subdivision.

Principal towns: Alstonvale, Alstonville, Bagotville, Ballina, Bangalow, Billinudgel, Binna Burra, Booyong, Broken Head, Brooklet, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Cabbage Tree Island, Clunes, Coolgardie, Coopers Shoot, Coorabell, Cumbalum, Dalwood, East Ballina, East Wardell, Empire Vale, Eureka, Ewingsdale, Federal, Fernleigh, Goonengerry, Hayters Hill, Huonbrook, Keith Hall, Knockrow, Koonyum Range, Lennox Head, Lynwood, Main Arm, Marom Creek, Mcleans Ridges, Mcleods Shoot, Meerschaum Vale, Middle Pocket, Montecollum, Mullumbimby, Mullumbimby Creek, Myocum, Nashua, New Brighton, Newrybar, Ocean Shores, Palmwoods, Patchs Beach, Pearces Creek, Pimlico, Possum Creek, Rous, Rous Mill, Skennars Head, Skinners Shoot, South Ballina, South Golden Beach, Suffolk Park, Talofa, Teven, The Pocket, Tintenbar, Tuckombil, Tyagarah, Upper Coopers Creek, Upper Main Arm, Upper Wilsons Creek, Uralba, Wanganui, Wardell, West Ballina, Wilsons Creek, Wollongbar, Wooyung, Yelgun.

Area: 1,059.16 sq km.

Population: 68,441. Enrolment: 59,414.

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Honours Received

2012, Admission as Solicitor NSW roll, Supreme Court of New South Wales.


Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of New South Wales. Diploma of Education (DipEd), University of Sydney. Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Southern Cross University. Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law.

Solicitor and teacher.


Adjunct Fellow, School of Law and Justice, Southern Cross University October 2018 to October 2021.

Additional Information

Inaugural Speech, 12 May 2015: