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Aug 6, 2014

The curious case of Galilee Basin coal

Despite falling demand for coal and enormous climate consequences, the Abbott and Newman governments are pushing full steam ahead to open the world's biggest coal mines.

Paddy Manning

Crikey business editor

The development of Queensland’s vast new interior coal province, the Galilee Basin, is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. The Abbott and Newman governments are absolutely determined to see the world’s biggest coal mines opened up there this decade, despite a market glut and in the face of global warming. Defying science and economics, these projects just won’t die.

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  1. Tamas Calderwood

    “The Abbott and Newman governments are absolutely determined to see the world’s biggest coal mines opened up there this decade, despite a market glut and in the face of global warming. ”

    What global warming? There has been a “temperature pause” – ie; no global warming – for at least 15 years.

    How can you ignore that Paddy? How??

  2. The Old Bill

    You miss the bleeding obvious Paddy. Australia relies on mining. Mining is our future, without mining we would have to support new and emerging technologies. This means supporting manufacturing, education, town planning, public transport, the list is endless. This would involve a proper budget and sensible tax reform. It would also involve a well thought out vision for the future.
    Or alternatively, locally made coal fired cars supplied to developing countries would give us both mining and manufacturing.

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