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December 1, 2022

Playing politics with koalas

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I call on all Tweed Shire councillors to stop playing politics with our koalas.

Tweed Shire Council is determined to protect those things that are important to the shire such as our koalas.

The National Party-aligned or -supported Crs Carolyn Byrne, Warren Polglase and Phil Youngblutt should stop acting like environmental vandals, to put politics to one side, and support the community’s call to protect our endangered koala colony.

The best thing the three councillors can do is to stop playing games with the lives of our koalas.

Our community is depending on the Tweed Council to send a strong and united message that we want to protect our koalas.

It is not helpful when Cr Polglase appears to support environmental vandalism and when Cr Byrne speaks against protecting koalas and then votes in favour of doing so.

It is past time these councillors got on board and sent a strong united message to their National Party mates in Canberra that the Tweed wants to keep our koalas.

Michael Armstrong, Tweed Shire deputy mayor


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