Funding for pilot programs and innovation in the housing market is a good start, however it's never going to be enough to escape the critical lack of social housing across Australia.
State governments have been selling off housing assets for years. We need to reverse this trend and properly fund public housing.
Koalas are listed as a vulnerable species in NSW. This means that their numbers are declining so rapidly that they are considered at risk of extinction.
Australia has the highest rate of species extinction since colonisation by Europeans in the world, and both state and federal government policies do little to protect the unique species we have left.
It is organisations like WIRES – staffed by thousands of volunteers and dependant on donations– that are helping to protect and preserve our native wildlife.
To find out more about WIRES you can visit their website at www.wires.org.au
(Photo credits below to WIRES South West)