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Australia Queensland's reported plans to deny coal mine licenses spell 'beginning of end'

21:50  22 october  2019
21:50  22 october  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian MacFarlane has said denying coal mine leases would spell “the beginning of the end for the mining industry

Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian MacFarlane has said denying coal mine leases would spell “the beginning of the end for the mining industry in Queensland ”. The Australian newspaper has reportedly uncovered a series of emails on Tuesday, between the Queensland

Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian MacFarlane has said denying coal mine leases would spell “the beginning of the end for the mining industry in Queensland”.

The Australian newspaper has reportedly uncovered a series of emails on Tuesday, between the Queensland Energy Department and mining officials, describing plans to enable “bureaucrats to deny mining leases in Queensland because of emissions somewhere else in the world”.

Mr MacFarlane said the law would mean “basically any new mine would be declined on that, under those criteria."

“It’s crazy, I mean it’s the biggest employer in regional Queensland."

“It would have a devastating effect, it can’t be overstated”, he said.

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Farmers who fought to stop the expansion of a coal mine in Queensland have lost, with a decision to approve the next stage now in the state government's hands.The fate of the New Acland coal mine's expansion plans now lies in the hands of Mines Minister Anthony Lynham after a decision by the Brisbane Court of Appeal on Friday.

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