I would also like to make a few things about the Koala Protection Act clear. After 30 years in my job, I know that it is the only thing that will work.
The Australian Greens have announced a plan for a new independent environmental watchdog, along the lines of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States. By and large AKF supports this, but without strong legislation like the Koala Protection Act, Koala populations will continue to suffer.
In the US, the EPA absolutely has a regulatory role in protecting the environment, but it is supported by the Bald Eagle Act, which brought their national icon back from extinction. The Koala Protection Act is based upon that simple piece of legislation, because it worked. AKF wants nothing less, and the Koala needs it now. I took advice from the USA on this very issue.
Thanks for all of your support.