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 →
A local ecologist is calling for the Environment Minister Matt Kean to protect important koala habitat and ensure that the EPA prosecute the Forestry Corporation for breaking the new logging rules.
Recognising the disastrous impact that the raging bushfires are having on koala populations across NSW a call is being put out to the NSW government to stop logging of koala habitat.
A recent community survey shows that more than 90 per cent of people are happy to live alongside the koalas and want to see them protected.
A North East Forest Alliance study has identified that the Forestry Corporation has logged 2,500 hectares of 'highest priority' koala habitat over the last four years.
Coalition government changes to land-clearing laws that are pushing koalas towards local extinction could result in two key seats changing hands at the next state election, a ReachTEL poll has revealed.
Koala numbers have plummeted by 33 per cent over the last twenty years and experts are now warning that they are likely to be driven to extinction.
Seventeen of the state’s 20 ‘deforestation hotspots’, including the Lismore region, contain koala habitat at risk of land clearing under new state environmental laws a new report has found.
If you are genuinely trying to save the koala why would you chose not to protect its known areas of habitat and recommend a significant number of habitat areas for either high-impact logging or clear-felling?
The ongoing deaths of kolas as a result of the Pacific Highway upgrade, logging and the increasing fragmentation and loss of habitat has lead to the call for a peaceful protest this Tuesday, February 6.
The Greens say a successful trial of koala sniffer dogs in a Northern Rivers state forest should be extended across the state but the state government has told parliament there are currently ‘no projects being conducted in state forests that require sniffer dogs.’
Round Mountain property owner Phil Weinthal believes the success of his involvement in a local koala tree-planting program will not be limited to the return of the beloved marsupials.
North Coast Greens MP and koala protection spokesperson Dawn Walker has raised the plight of Bangalow’s koala population in NSW Parliament and thrown her support behind the community campaign against the proposed mega food precinct at Lot 201 Lismore Road, Bangalow.
National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is questioning the strategy that was passed at the National party conference to save koalas saying that it won’t save the species from the problems the Nationals have created via their enthusiasm for land clearing and native forest logging.
North coast environment groups have praised the state opposition for ruling a line through the government’s plan to use woodchips from local forests to fuel furnaces in the pursuit of so-called renewable energy.
North coast environment groups are calling on the Environment Protection Authority to abandon plans to overhaul logging regulations, which will dilute protections for koalas.
Koala campaigners are urging the state environment minister to permanently protect koalas in the Royal Camp State Forest near Casino threatened by the controversial logging over the past few years from serial offender Forestry Corporation.