David Shoebridge has written to the NSW Environment Protection Authority today calling on them to take a novel step and apply for an injunction against Forestry Corporation. The Greens MP in NSW Parliament said "Our system to date has relied on identifying rule breaches and then issuing small fines. It's not enough to protect our iconic koala and it must change!"
This letter comes at the the heels of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issuing Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) with two penalty notices for allegedly not including the critically endangered Swift Parrot records in planning for operations, and delivering three official cautions for an alleged failure by FCNSW to mark-up eucalypt feed trees, an essential source of food for the birds, prior to harvesting. The EPA became aware in 2019 that records of the critically endangered Swift Parrot were not included by FCNSW in planning NSW south forestry operations in Boyne, Bodalla and Mogo State forests.