Fenner in the News - Koala habitat cleared for housing development against Environment Department's offset policy

13 August 2019

The Federal Environment Department approved the clearing of more than 75 hectares of critical koala habitat west of Brisbane in breach of its own policy. Documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) reveal two housing developments in the Ipswich area "lacked consistency" with the Environment Department's own policy on environmental offsets. Environmental scientist Dr Philip Gibbons, from the Australian National University, thinks the department is not doing its job.

Read the full article at the 7.30 (ABC) website.