Act or Axe 2010
The questions we asked were;
These are the results from the 2010 election.
100% of the Liberal MPs scored 3 4.2% of Labour MPs scored 5 'claws' 100% of Greens MPs scored 5 'claws'
'claws' or less
These questions are still relevant except Question 1, because the Koala is now listed as Vulnerable under the EPBC Act. Labor (Democrat) Minister Tony Burke did so on May 31st, 2012 and since then the AKF has grave fears that there is to be a relaxation of the guidelines for the protection of Koala habitat. Many fear a new conservative Government (Liberal (Republican)) may diminish the environmental laws even further.
Whether they do or not, is now irrelevant to AKF because we are tired of having to jump hoops for what should be simple; the protection of the Koala and its habitat.
Like the Bald Eagle Act, our Koala Protection Act will be simple and it will have to be tabled in a new Parliament (probably early 2014) and then lobbied by you – the Koala Army. With an Australian Federal election called for September 2013, it is now time to ask each and every candidate “Will you support a Koala Protection Act”. A letter will be sent to all sitting members and potential candidates. If they say YES – they will be given a Koala Claw and if they say NO, they will be given an Axe.