Koala row threatens leader of Australia’s biggest state

SYDNEY (AFP) – A dispute over protection measures for Australia’s endangered koalas threatened yesterday to topple the government of the country’s biggest state.

Angered by a new koala conservation law it said comes at the expense of farmers in New South Wales (NSW), the rural-based Nationals party withdrew its support for state Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s governing Liberals.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin