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A big thank you to all the people writing and ringing the, so called, ‘our’ politicians to vote against the koala killer bill.

How stupid (they might never have read it), or corrupt must someone be to vote for these kind of changes in the Local Land Services Amendment Bill 2020, after we just experienced the worst devastation of forests and wildlife since the great white land grab?

Unbelievable! These people in the NSW Parliament are getting paid big money for destroying our environment and the future of generations to come. Oops, I meant taxpayers money for their wages.

Aren’t we lucky to once again see the true face of Gladys, our premier, as she immediately sacked Catherine Cusack as a parliamentary secretary after Cusack voted against the party line on this issue.

Observing, and searching for koala scats in Myrtle State Forest, in the area they are planning to log, I’m totally shocked to see that the Forestry Corporation, who are in charge of the logging operation, don’t seem to care and appear to be just in it for the koala kill.

We need to have a moratorium on logging in state forests ASAP. How many jobs, or how much money are we really creating by not letting our forests recover [from the black summer fires]? Meanwhile ‘our’ parliament is spending billions on a sport stadium or the travel problems in Sydney. It’s time to stand up and speak up!

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