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Coal Mining


Resources – Thermal Coal Exploration

There are currently four separate tenement areas listed as potential exploration release areas for coal on the MRT website.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


Thermal Coal Projects 

The continued support by this Government for thermal coal projects in Tasmania remains an ongoing concern to many people in the community and to the Greens.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Jun 2020


Thermal Coal Assistance Must Cease Immediately

Reports Midland Energy have not received the $50,000 taxpayer funds they had been granted for thermal coal exploration in the midlands are welcome.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2020


Public to be Shut Out of Transport Planning if Thermal Coal Projects Go Ahead

Today it was revealed that Tasmanians would not be consulted about the use of rail infrastructure should thermal coal mining in Tasmania progress to exports.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Dec 2019


No New Thermal Coal Mines

Thermal coal combustion is a key driver of increasing greenhouse gas emissions and rising global temperatures.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2019

Parliament House, Tasmania

Labor and the Liberals Vote Against Ban on New Coal Mines

Labor and Liberals undermine The Greens’ motion in Parliament called for a straightforward, urgently needed, ban on new thermal coal mines in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Oct 2019

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Coal Mines in Tasmania

Cassy O'Connor asks the Premier if he will consider a ban on new thermal coal mines.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2019


Premier Backs In New Coal Projects for Tasmania

Tasmania’s future is clearly not in coal mining, but you wouldn’t know that from the Premier’s contribution in Question Time today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2019


Greens Move to Ban New Coal Mines

The climate emergency requires us to keep carbon in the ground. This is non-negotiable.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Oct 2019

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

No Justification for Tasmanian Coal Mining in Climate Emergency

The Liberals are funding a coal mining business to conduct exploratory drilling for fossil fuels that scientists are telling us have to stay in the ground.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Oct 2019