Berejiklian Government Koala Strategy a fig leaf for 7 years of inaction over koalas

In Parliament | 07.05.18

Labor has slammed the Berejiklian Government’s Koala Strategy as a miniscule fig leaf to cover the damage the NSW Government has wrought on endangered koalas across New South Wales.

The NSW Koala Strategy was released yesterday, one year late and five years after the previous, comprehensive Koala Recovery Plan, developed in 2008, had lapsed.

Since 2011 the Liberal Government has done more to harm koalas than save them, including:

  • Introducing land clearing laws that could see eight million hectares of core koala habitat destroyed;
  • Signing off on clearing codes that will allow 99 per cent