Bandt uses anti-coal message for his re-election strategy

GREENS MP Adam Bandt is preparing to make coal a critical federal election issue this year, calling on voters to throw out the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government he says is wrecking the climate and locking Australia into a future dependent on coal.
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Greens MP Adam Bandt.

"It wasn't long ago that Scott Morrison, the new Prime Minister, brandished and then lovingly stroked a lump of coal, provided to him by his mates in the Minerals Council, on the floor of the House of Representatives," he said.
 
"We need to kick this mob out."
 
Mining, exporting and using coal would be a crime punishable with seven years of jail if a proposed policy by Bandt, who is the federal member for the seat of Melbourne, is adopted.
 
He outlined the policy that makes it illegal to dig, burn or ship thermal coal from 2030 as part of the Greens ongoing campaign against coal.
 
"Coal will hurt you," Bandt said. 
 
"In fact, it is hurting millions of people right around the world. Coal kills.
 
"This year, in winter, bushfires have scorched this country. 100% of NSW is in drought. The Arctic Circle is on fire.
 
"The Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government has given up on climate action. They've proven that they are incapable of enacting a coherent, effective climate policy."