Koala Woman Says
There would have been koalas in this landscape at white settlement, but they are practically gone with only two sightings in the last 15 years, probably younger Koalas dispersing from the You Yangs in neighbouring Corangamite. Most of this electorate was originally grassland, what Koala habitat was there has been practically totally cleared with a small fragmented strip remaining along the Werribee River.
Member for Lalor
Will she Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: Extinct
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 5.5%
Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.
The Victorian Government opposed the protection of the koala and there is no Federal protective legislation in place.