Is governance, in NSW in particular, about representing your constituents, or is it about following the party line?
It appears that governance in NSW is no longer about representing your constituents, it is about following the party line, no questions asked. Fortunately for koalas one upper house Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack was prepared to cross the floor in their defense.
In case anyone missed the memo, there’s almost no housing, let alone affordable housing, available in Byron Shire. With so many people escaping the cities, Byron Shire is under enormous pressure.
Aslan Shand The changes that the National Party have demanded to the Koala State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), that passed in the NSW Legislative Assembly (Lower House) yesterday, will ensure that koalas are extinct in the wild by 2050, say... Read More →
There was a moment of hope when environmentalists were praising the NSW Berejiklian government for standing up to the bullying tactics of their National Party colleagues over protecting koalas. But it didn't last and the Liberal Party has again back-flipped, facilitating the koala's path to extinction by 2050.
Aslan Shand The NSW National Party has decided to stay in the well paid pond of the NSW government following a tantrum over the Koala Habitat Protection State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) that began on Wednesday. It was kicked off... Read More →
The koala is one of the iconic Australian animals that we are known for around the world. Yet we are failing this animal, and many others, and continuing their drive towards extinction as we continue to drag our feet on creating viable koala parks.
Tensions are rising over protecting koala habitat, and therefore koala lives, as preparations are made to log Braemar State Forest, south of Casino.
Deforestation is the number-one cause of extinctions in NSW and koalas are under threat from every direction – logging, housing development, the Pacific Highway just to name a few. Take action this Sunday at the #SaveOurKoala rally in Lismore.
Following recent news that koalas could be extinct in NSW as soon as 2050, a community forum taking place in Lismore tomorrow will discuss the risks facing koalas on the North Coast and what can be done to ensure their survival.