16 June: Parkes — Coonabarabran
Matilda will today be travelling from Parkes, NSW to Coonabarabran, NSW.Did you know that the Parkes Radio Telescope was described as “the most successful scientific instrument ever built in Australia”? It has has helped NASA on many occasions, like relaying the Apollo 11 moon landing on 20 July 1969
Seems apt that today I am in Parkes to announce an ambitious plan to put a donkey on the moon! Once there are no trees left in Australia, what else are Urban and I to do? We will do anything to save the Koala.
Which electorates is Matilda visiting today?
Division of Riverina
AKF estimated Koala population: 50-100
Estimated Koala habitat left: 7.8%
For more information visit www.savethekoala.com/our-work/riverina
Division of Calare
AKF estimated Koala population: 300-500
Estimated Koala habitat left: 29.2%
For more information visit www.savethekoala.com/our-work/calare
Division of Parkes
AKF estimated Koala population: 2300-2800
Estimated Koala habitat left: 47.7%
For more information visit www.savethekoala.com/our-work/parkes