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Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.

All the way with DJT?

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Keep funky Mullum

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Federal member for Richmond Justine Elliot has joined her colleague, Page MP Janelle Saffin, coming out in favour of Kevin Rudd as preferred prime minister.

Ms Elliot is not one of the 27 Labor members on margins of six per cent or less who on current polling would lose their seat at the next election, but at seven per cent she isn’t far behind.

Like Ms Saffin, she said yesterday that she supported local voters’ desire for a return of Mr Rudd to the top job.

‘Locals have been telling me that they want Kevin Rudd to lead the Labor Party,’ she said in a statement.

‘I believe that Kevin Rudd is the best person to lead the Labor Party and I will be voting for him if he is a candidate in Monday’s ballot.’

Ms Elliot was minister for ageing under Mr Rudd and accompanied him on a walking tour of a Tweed shopping centre last year.


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Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.