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The green rosella, also known as the Platycercus caledonicus brownii, native to Australia's King Island, is on the endangered species list of the Department of Environment and Energy. Image credit: Wikipedia.

Endangered Australian wildlife could become extinct due to job cuts at the Department of Environment and Energy.

25 per cent has been cut from the budget of the biodiversity and conservation division of the Environment department.

This is despite the fact that the country is home to rare plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.

So, is Malcolm Turnbull’s government doing enough to stop what some scientists are calling the Earth’s ‘sixth mass extinction’?

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