JO HAYLEN: I direct my question to the Minister for Environment and Heritage. Has the Minister been advised by his department of what impact the Government's private native forestry bill will have on its commitment to double the koala population?

Mr JAMES GRIFFIN: We have committed $2.2 billion in this most recent budget to environmental initiatives, which we are incredibly proud of, including $190 million for the Koala Strategy. It is one of the best in the country—a key pillar designed to preserve critical koala habitat.