New England

Koala Woman Says

This electorate used to include Gunnedah which is now in Parkes. This is very convenient for whoever is the MP for New England, as he (or she) no longer has to deal with coal mines and Koalas. Smaller Koala populations in this electorate are around Armidale, Tenterfield and Inverell, and a long-studied population persists at Nowendoc west of Taree. There are very few Koalas east of the New England Highway, this area was extensively burnt in 2002-2003.

Member for New England

The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP
The Nationals
[email protected]
PO Box 963 Tamworth
NSW 2340

Will he Act or Axe?

Koala Numbers

Estimated AKF Koala Population: 1750-2250

Estimated Koala Habitat left: 41%

Estimated Federal Government Population: 12,000

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