Skip navigation

Koalas Need Urgent Intervention to Save Remaining Habitat

profile image
Cate Faehrmann
NSW Greens MP
15 January 2020

Chair of the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Koala Populations and their Habitat, Greens MP Cate Faehrmann says that the government must protect koala habitat from logging, development and land clearing if koalas are going to be saved from extinction.

“Koala populations in NSW were already in a desperate state before these fire but now they are on the verge of extinction. Without major intervention the koala will almost certainly go extinct,” said Cate.

“It’s fantastic that both the state and federal governments have said they will do whatever it takes to protect the koala after so many have been killed in these awful fires. Now they need to back up their words with urgent action.

“After these devastating fires, we must preserve every remaining bit of koala habitat in our state. This includes stopping developments that threaten koala populations such as the Shenhua Coal Mine in Gunnedah and Lendlease’s proposed housing development at Mt Gilead. 

“The state government must also finally consider the proposal for a Great Koala National Park on the beautiful mid-north coast of NSW. Much of the area has been untouched by this season’s fires and has a large, healthy and growing koala population, but remains under threat from logging.

“It’s not just Australians that love koalas, the entire world is urging us to act to save them. Protecting koalas means protecting our forests which is also habitat for countless other threatened species which have been hammered by these ferocious fires,” Cate said.


Contact: Jacob Miller - 0428 837 292

profile image
Cate Faehrmann
NSW Greens MP
15 January 2020


Billions of dollars to be handed over to the Catholic Church with new Bill: Greens

The Catholic Church is set to earn billions of dollars from a bill before Parliament this week that will hand it control of a significant share of the Crown cemetery sector, and everything they’ve been lobbying both sides of politics for years, says Greens MP Cate Faehrmann.

We need a new approach when it comes to cocaine: Greens

With the use and supply of cocaine higher than ever before, and drug cartels richer than ever before, it’s time to admit the war on drugs has failed and that a new approach is needed, says NSW Greens MP and drug law reform and harm reduction spokesperson Cate Faehrmann.

Missed Opportunity if Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 is Not Extended to Lidcombe Station: Greens

Greens MP and transport spokesperson Cate Faehrmann is calling on the Government to extend Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail project an additional 3km from Carter St to Lidcombe Station to ease more congestion in Western Sydney.


Cadia’s Licence Should Not be Renewed After Latest Pollution Incident: Greens

Newmont’s Cadia Gold Mine should be stripped of its Environment Protection Licence after confirming today that its tailings dam has leaked contaminated water into groundwater, Greens MP and water and mining spokesperson Cate Faehrmann said today.