In response to the NSW Government's new koala state environmental planning policy, Greens Spokesperson for the Environment Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said:
“Letting the National Party dictate koala protection policy is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house.
“The Berejiklian Government’s capitulation to the Nationals will drive koalas closer to extinction. Koalas are already on track to be extinct in NSW by 2050.
“Land clearing, degradation and fragmentation is the greatest threat to koalas. It must be stopped.