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Australian's controversial coal mine creates a political divide

Coal News - Published on Wed, 19 Sep 2018

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Adani announcement that it will change its plans and use Aurizon's existing narrow gauge rail corridor to get coal from Queensland’s Galilee Basin to port at Abbot Point, is emerging as a major fault line in Australia’s politics. Labor Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Mr Mark Butler has opposed the mine while opposition leader Bill Shorten has not committed his support to the project. The unclear stance on the project has led to Resources Minister Mr Matt Canavan accusing Shorten of "sitting on the fence".

Mr Canavan said that "Bill Shorten's continued fence sitting on the Adani coal mine shows that workers can't trust him. When Bill Shorten was pressed on his position on the project he sat on the fence and refused to give his position. Instead Bill meekly commented that he will ‘sit down with my Cabinet colleagues' if he gets elected.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 19 Sep 2018
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