Kingsford Smith

Koala Woman Says

This area was originally sandy and swampy, and wasn’t developed until the early 1900s. There would have been good Koala habitat around the swamp fringes. Who knows how much habitat was originally here or whether there were koalas?  What I do know, is that Minister Garrett when he represented this electorate did not list the Koala and, like many, took the view that individual koalas were not important, and that conservation should only be directed at the species as a whole.

Every koala matters.

A Koala Protection Act will seek to limit any killing or 'taking' of koalas in any landscape. 'Taking' is a legal word for 'to kill'.

Member for Kingsford Smith

The Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP
Australian Labor Party
[email protected]
PO Box 895 Maroubra NSW 2035

Will he Act or Axe?

Koala Numbers

Estimated AKF Koala Population: 120-200

Estimated Koala Habitat left: 0.3%

Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.

Listed as vulnerable to extinction under the EPBC Act (May 2012)