"The Queensland state election results prove that new coal projects are an economic, environmental, social, and now an electoral disaster,” says Australian Greens spokesperson for Mining & Resources and Senator for Queensland, Andrew Bartlett.
“Support for the two major parties fell to the lowest on record since 1904 because the people of Queensland are sick of politicians in the pockets of big business."
“Now the New South Wales government are considering 10 new coal mine and coal mine developments for their mining giant mates who have handed them hundreds of thousands of dollars."
“It proves that corporate donations corrupt all reason when it comes to political decision-making."
“If the NSW Government continue their consideration of these mines they will nail themselves into the same coffin as the major parties in Queensland."