28 May 2019

Australia plans coalfield the size of Britain

From Lately, 10:30 pm on 28 May 2019

The Australian Labor party has made a surprise heel turn yesterday by giving their support to a coalfield the size of Britain in Queensland yesterday. Climate change was supposed to be the ground on which the Australian Labor Party won this month's general election. However, in the coal country of Queensland voters were more concerned with the impact climate policy would have on their jobs. Which lead to huge swings of up to 20 per cent in favour of thhe pro-coal government of Scott Morrison. Emile talks to Amanda Mckenzie who is the Chief Executive of the Australian Climate Council about the impact this influx of coal will have on the climate.