Overview of the EDO submission

EDO congratulates the Queensland Government on taking steps to address the serious decline in koala populations in south east Queensland. The decline, and potential future extinction, of koala populations in Queensland is a matter of state and national concern. Strong action is needed to ensure koala populations can grow back to sustainable, healthy numbers.

While we are concerned that the reform package as released currently may not be enough to prevent the extinction of koalas in the not too distant future in Queensland, we recognise the significant work that has been undertaken by the Government in developing this package.