The words ‘Koala killer’ have been graffitied in red paint on the Coffs Harbour office of Nationals Federal MP, Pat Conaghan.
The vandalism appears to be a protest against the NSW National Party’s stance against a koala protection policy, which the party argues will hurt regional development and farming.
It comes after a tumultuous week in state politics when the Deputy Premier and leader of the NSW Nationals, John Barilaro threatened to move his MPs to the crossbench over the policy.
Mr Conaghan says the damage to his office is “disappointing” and an “unwanted distraction”, urging people to call him with their concerns instead of carrying out acts of vandalism.
First published at The ABC Coffs Coast Facebook page. Thursday 17 September