The appalling bill that will facilitate the clearing of koala habitat for development, agriculture, mining and forestry that I opposed in the Legislative Assembly did not pass the Legislative Council. Government MLC Catherine Cusack crossed the floor to refer the legislation to a Parliamentary inquiry. I congratulate her for working to protect the koala, which is predicted to be extinct by 2050 under a business-as-usual scenario, let alone an erosion of existing laws.
Thanks also to campaigning from Cate Faehrmann MLC of the Greens who chaired the inquiry into the plight of the koala. My speech opposing the bill earlier this month: > HERE.