News & events

Hello Koala lovers, Australia goes to the polls this Saturday. Matilda is still on the road spreading concern for the Koala, and of course her prime mission is to have our political leaders support a Koala Protection Act. After our road trip, Matilda and I are clear about the following. That all four current leaders, Mr. Turnbull (LNP) Mr. Shorten (Labor), Mr. Di Natale (Greens) and Mr. Joyce (...
Hello Koala lovers, I am writing this in a little motel in Narrandera. Matilda and I arrived last night, and she was stabled in a lovely spot on the edge of the Murrumbidgee River where there is beautiful Koala habitat. This morning I will be going with the local koala group to look at some wild Koalas. One of the things that has really been shown to me as we travel around is that the east coast...
Matilda, a surprising celebrity candidate in the upcoming Australian election, is going on the campaign trail starting 6 June to seek support for a Koala Protection Act – new legislation the Federal Government must pass if the Koala and its habitat are to be safe in the future. Matilda’s childhood friend Urban of the Koala Army has asked her to travel around Australia to meet disillusioned voters...
The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce and Greens Leader Richard Di Natale today to request their support for a Koala Protection Act. (Read letter here) The Koala Protection Act is a piece of national legislation that has been formulated by the AKF in consultation with legal teams in...
Read our CEO Deborah Tabart's latest diary entry here.
CEO Deborah Tabart OAM was interviewed on the Today Show on Saturday 14 May on the decline of the Koala across Australia. Watch in full here.
Chief Ecologist Douglas Kerlin (right) helps the visitors plant a tree The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) was thrilled to host Canadian competition winners from Nature's Path Organic Foods this week. The six winners, aged from six to 66, came from across Canada and Washington State and were excited to learn more about Koalas, habitat conservation and environmental issues in Australia. The...
Hi Koala lovers, Australia is heading towards an election on July 2 and the AKF is hoping that the Koala will be integral to the thinking of any future leader of our country. It seems to me that we are in an unprecedented time in history when the world that is challenged by the use of fossil fuels and the consequences of climate change and economies that are struggling to find a new way of being...
Listen in to our CEO Deborah Tabart OAM as she is interviewed on ABC Radio about 80% Koala decline in Queensland and her letter to the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk . Listen here (scroll to 55 mins).
CEO Deborah Tabart OAM was interviewed on 10 News Saturday night on the story of "Koala Extinction Imminent, experts warn". Watch story here.