Koala plan to save habitat not tackling the 'big issues'

Matthew Kelly
Updated March 23 2021 - 11:29pm, first published December 23 2020 - 2:48pm
On borrowed time: The government is hoping to bring its latest koala policy to Parliament early in the new year. Port Stephens Koalas says it raises more questions than it answers.
On borrowed time: The government is hoping to bring its latest koala policy to Parliament early in the new year. Port Stephens Koalas says it raises more questions than it answers.

A proposal to pay farmers to preserve koala habitat did not address long-term issues regarding the species' survival, according to Port Stephens Koalas.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

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Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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