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Proposal a 'clear and present threat' to NSW economy

Monday 24th of April 2017 10:17:06 AM



Economic modelling has shown a new coal project in Queensland, if approved, could have a negative impact on the NSW economy and the Hunter mining industry, with suggestions some coal mines

The fairness of a proposed Commonwealth loan of nearly $1 billion to fund a rail link to the giant Adani coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin has been called into question by economic modelling showing it could cost NSW hundreds of millions of dollars a year.



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