Deborah's Diary

Deborah's Diary

Thank you all for writing to Senator Brown about the Senate Inquiry. It is great that so many of you care. Many of you are receiving information back from his office asking you to submit something in ... read more
Yesterday was a red letter day for the koala and I am writing with great enthusiasm because Senator Bob Brown (pictured left) was able to get support for a Senate Inquiry into the status, health and ... read more
I have just written to the Shadow Minister for the Environment Mr Greg Hunt asking him to question Minister Burke about his non-decision on the koala listing. At this stage there is nothing to do but ... read more
Save the Koala Month is over, and so is the deadline of 30th September which was set by Minister Peter Garrett to make his decision about listing the koala as vulnerable. Several media have ... read more
Hi to all, It is now nearly two weeks since Australia went to the polls and we still do not have a Government in place. By and large I am very happy with this outcome and honestly it reflects what I ... read more
Hi to everyone. Happy Save the Koala Day! Let us hope that by the end of the month the Australian Government has made the right decision to list the koala as vulnerable. If you haven't already ... read more
The AKF has now written to approximately 400 new candidates for the Federal election asking for their commitment to protect the koalas in their electorate should they win in two weeks time. We have ... read more
Tomorrow Australia elects a new Government and hopefully there will be a new group of politicians who will enter Parliament with a renewed understanding that the environment, sustainability, and the ... read more
This week I have written to all sitting members of the Federal Parliament reminding them of their koala constituents, and of their responsibility to protect the natural environment. I have asked them ... read more
Firstly, as a woman, I want to congratulate Ms Julia Gillard on being the first female Prime Minister of Australia. It has been a long time coming and from all accounts the Australian people are ... read more