Plan for ‘sea of roofs’ will destroy last koala habitat in western Sydney, critics say

Plan for ‘sea of roofs’ will destroy last koala habitat in western Sydney, critics say

A plan to build up to 73,000 houses in new suburbs in western Sydney relies on conservation promises that might not be delivered until decades into the future, environment groups say. The New South Wales government recently approved the Cumberland Plain conservation plan, a major planning policy that will guide the development of four new […]

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Queensland koala funding diverted to rollercoaster could be much better spent, experts say

Queensland koala funding diverted to rollercoaster could be much better spent, experts say

The Queensland government’s decision to quietly divert $2.7m from what it had previously promised would be a state-of-the-art koala research facility to build a rollercoaster instead was a public relations disaster. But the Queensland Conservation Council director, Dave Copeman, is not mourning the loss of the jettisoned Future Lab wildlife research centre at Dreamworld, nor […]

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Queensland government will invest more than  million to protect koala populations and habitats in the state’s south-east

Queensland government will invest more than $24 million to protect koala populations and habitats in the state’s south-east

As part of a vulnerable species funding package, the Queensland government will invest more than $24 million on protecting koala populations and habitats in the state’s south-east. On Sunday, the nearly $40 million in financing was announced, coinciding with World Environment Day. Queensland’s environment minister, Meaghan Scanlon, said bilbies and green turtles were examples of […]

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