Please verify

Blaze Media
Watch LIVE

Koala Cuddling' Comes Back to Haunt Australian Government


"Government spending is not in itself bad, but it must be remembered at all times its taxpayers’ money, not politicians’ money being spent."

Koalas hug a specific type of tree that was found to have a cooler trunk than others they like to frequent. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

'Koala cuddling' is costing Australian taxpayers around $400,000, according to statistics revealed Thursday by the country's Labor party.

The Australian government's penchant for sending its cuddly marsupials to foreign diplomats for "cuddling" and highly-sought after photo opportunities has not gone unnoticed by the country's taxpayers. The $400,000 price tag was highlighted by the Labor party's "Waste-pedia" booklet that was launched Thursday on its Waste Watch website.

Read MoreShow less
Most recent

Police nab suspect in Dallas Zoo monkey theft, leopard release

All Articles