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Greens say NSW's South East Forests too precious to lose - Lee Rhiannon visits Tanja State Forest

Australian Greens forests spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon will visit the Tanja State Forest tomorrow morning, where a population of koalas have recently been discovered. 

Senator Rhiannon will meet with locals and environmentalists to promote the Greens work that these native forests are too precious to lose.

"Koala habitat in NSW's South East, like that at Tanja, is under threat from native forest logging. While logging has been temporarily halted, the forest surrounding the local koala population is still targeted for woodchipping," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Second Reading
Thursday 23 August 2012

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (13:51): The Greens support the Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 and the work that the government and many others have put into improving our national oceans law framework. I put on the record my concern about the comments of the previous speaker, Senator Joyce. He has again disgraced himself, his party and his coalition partners with vile language about people who have every right to seek refuge here.

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NSW koalas need stronger protection from Fed Govt: Greens

The federal government needs to step up protection for vulnerable koalas along the NSW coastline and west of the Great Dividing Range to stem declining populations under threat from logging, mining and rampant urban development.

ABC’s 4 corners will tonight show that koala populations are in the serious trouble in NSW despite the federal government moving in April to list koalas as a vulnerable species, following a Greens-initiated Senate Inquiry.

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