News & events

Smiling Bear has been created by Guy Paterson, who has a long history in the art and design industry. His inspiration for Smiling Bear comes from the laid back, feel-good Australian lifestyle. The brand embraces a fun, positive outlook on life and has the infectious message of SMILE MORE at its core. The designs are full of personality combining cute, catchy slogans with striking graphic imagery...
Our CEO, Deborah Tabart OAM, predicted the outcome and yesterday it became a reality. Minister Burke has delayed the decision regarding the listing of the koala for another 10 weeks. Despite this we’ve had an overwhelming reaction from the media, the phones are still smoking hot and ready for the weekend. We have received both national and international coverage about this issue and have...
Beautiful Victoria’s Secret super model Miranda Kerr loves koalas! Why? Because she’s the girl from Gunnedah, koala capital of the world, and grew up seeing them in her back yard. Sadly koalas are not as plentiful in Gunnedah these days but they are still dear to Miranda’s heart. She is one of AKF’s greatest supporters and, along with Orlando, has ‘Adopted’ two new family members - Charlie and...
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown has successfully moved for a new Senate inquiry to assess the threats to and management of koalas across the country. The Inquiry into the status, health and sustainability of Australia's koala population, has particular reference to: the iconic status of the koala and the history of its management; estimates of koala populations and the adequacy of current...
We are proud to announce that AKF’s CEO Deborah Tabart OAM has won the 2011 Excellence in Communication Leadership (EXCEL) Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). The EXCEL Award is the association’s highest award given to a non-member, and recognises individuals who exhibit strong leadership in fostering excellence in organisational communication. It is the...