8 June: Coffs Harbour — Taree

Today Matilda is travelling from Coffs Harbour, NSW — Taree, NSW.

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Key messages/ issues for today:

 Urban Development

Koala Beach should be the model 

The Koala is worth $3 billion to the Australian tourism industry 

Offsets are a fantasy.
Governments (at all levels) allow developers to ‘offset’ any Koala trees they knock down, by planting new trees elsewhere. But there are serious flaws. Under offsets, five saplings have more value than a single mature tree. It’s like knocking down the Big Banana, and replacing it with a bunch of small bananas.



Which electorates is Matilda visiting today?

Division of Page

AKF estimated Koala population: 900-1200

Estimated Koala habitat left: 63.7%

For more information visit www.savethekoala.com/our-work/page


Division of Cowper

AKF estimated Koala population: 2300-2800

Estimated Koala habitat left: 63.5%

For more information visit www.savethekoala.com/our-work/cowper


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