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Koala extinction in South East Queensland

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Mayor Melva Hobson
Redland City Council
PO Box 21
CLEVELAND QLD 4163

Total Signatures - 3368

Sponsoring Member: Michael Choi MP

Posting Date: 24/11/2009

Tabled Date: 24/11/2009

Responded By: Hon Kate Jones MP on 24/12/2009

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
Queensland Residents draws to the attention of the House that for the last two years koalas have been disappearing from the Redlands Koala Coast area at the rate of 1,000 per year. There are about 2,400 koalas left in the Koala Coast now, but at the current rate of decline they will be completely gone by 2012. Council, the community and the state government need to work together to stop this from happening. Your petitioners therefore request the House to use its power to keep koalas alive in Redland City for future generations by ensuring the State government:• Stop the removal of their trees;• Stop koalas being killed on roads and railway lines;• Stop dog attacks;• Stop urbanisation from destroying their habitat; and • Start using legislation and money to make it happen.