Palaszczuk sees bright future for Qld coal

QUEENSLAND Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has defended the future of the state’s coal industry and its record in developing a coherent energy plan, in her CEDA “State of the State” address.

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at a recent visit to Hastings Deering in Mackay.

However, Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan has accused the premier of not supporting a new coal-fired plant in Queensland and not fully appreciating the benefits of Adani's proposed $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin.
 
"Palaszczuk clearly does not understand the potential development of the Galilee Basin," Canavan said in Parliament.
 
"I would love to see the Galilee Basin developed but I don't want to see it developed only on imported diesel, I'd like to see it use Australian coal to supply the energy needs for that region. 
 
"If the Galilee Basin gets going in a big way, they'll need lots of power to power the draglines, the crushing plants, other energy needs...