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Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah

The Commonwealth Games are upon us and the endangered Koala has been made the official Games mascot.

Meanwhile, the Tweed Shire Council ‘development at any cost’ faction led by the National Party councillor Warren Polglase is quoted as saying ‘the region needed to do more before it missed an important opportunity’ in relation to government funding helping the northern rivers capitalise on the Games. Cr Polglase has for many years convinced his faction to vote for inappropriate development and ecological vandalism in the Tweed which in turn contributes to the very demise of our Games mascot, the endangered coastal koala.

Economic advance is not the same thing as human or environmental progress. We shouldn’t have to continually fight with our Council and Government to protect our koalas and the environment, we should be able to live in a world where the environment doesn’t need protecting.


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