Koalas make the headlines today with the Nationals ‘pulling out’ of the coalition over their koala policy.
Read Vic Jurskis views on the subject and we’ve included a couple of links to the governments policy documents.
A 71% decline in koala numbers in northern NSW is devastating news. On the brighter side though is the survival of the glow worms in the Wollomi NP.
These are a couple of the many stories from this weeks News Roundup.
A Black Summer fire photo wins the Australian Geographic Award, an all girl crew in Macksville is a first for that Brigade, there’s lots of HR burns going on around the place, and our Commissioner is good for a loan after his 11% pay rise.
THe Gloucester Advocate interviews VFFA Secretary Greg Godde about his experiences during the Black Summer fires.
Greg says there are 65 kilometre between fire stations at Tibbuc and Nowendoc with nothing but dense bushland in between. For volunteers in the Bretti area, they need to travel away from the fire ground to the shed, then back again.
“It can take 30 to 40 minutes to get from the shed to the fire,” Greg said. “We are pushing to get one built at Giro.”