Rough road ahead without coal

THE dust has barely settled after all the excitement over the Green-slide – in all its different hues – at the federal election and already newly sworn-in federal treasurer Jim Chalmers is warning about the economic precipice Australia is approaching.

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The Australian electorate has stubbornly refused to join the dots between coal and the wealth of the nation.

The dire warnings come at the same time a growing chorus of political entities are calling for the winding down of thermal coal exports by 2030 and scrapping of any more coal and gas power generation.