Coal powering Qld economy, jobs

QUEENSLAND’s resources sector has increased its contribution to the state’s economy by 14% to $62.9 billion in 2017-18 with coal being the major contributor, according to the Queensland Resources Council.

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QRC CEO Ian Macfarlane.

Coal accounted for 69% of economic contributions, followed by metals at 15% and oil and gas at 13%, QRC CEO Ian Macfarlane said.

 

"It was more good news for coal ...