LABOR 100 PER CENT COMMITTED TO GREAT KOALA NATIONAL PARK

There is a story in today’s Coffs Harbour Advocate where the Greens claim Labor doesn’t support the Great Koala National Park.

This is 100 per cent untrue. Labor is 100 percent committed to the preservation of Koalas and the Great Koala National Park. There is no ambiguity. There is only one way to get a Great Koala National Park and that’s through electing a state Labor Government. The Greens won’t be in government. The Nationals are opposed to the park. If you want the park, vote Labor.

So what’s this story about? We see it all the time in the federal Senate and NSW Upper House. The Greens put forward motions knowing they will never get up because they’re legislatively unfeasible, technically incorrect or would never work in the real world. Thus they are opposed by Labor. Then the motion gets defeated, the Greens scream ‘blue murder’ and then use this to generate publicity in mainstream media, social media and as a reason to seek donations from an unsuspecting public. We see it often. It is an old trick. Create a problem and then scream about it.

So, I urge the Greens to support efforts to elect a Labor government and defeat the Nationals so we can get the Great Koala National Park we all want. The GKNP is a serious policy initiative and not a political publicity and fundraising play thing.

You will see more on GKNP soon from Labor.

Statement by the Shadow Minister for the Environment

https://m.facebook.com/notes/penny-sharpe-mlc/open-letter-to-jamie-parker-cheap-political-stunts-help-no-one-least-of-all-koal/2186644254912103/

Labors policy on Great Koala National Park

https://www.nswlabor.org.au/protect_koalas_and_return_environmental_protection_to_land_clearing_laws

SATURDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2018

ENDS