Make Coal Giants Pay for Mine Clean-Up

A leaked Qld Government report has revealed that taxpayers are likely to foot a massive bill of $3.2 billion in coal mine rehabilitation costs, because mining companies have rorted the system.

And that’s just coal mining in Qld. The full costs of cleaning up all mines will be far greater.

It’s a national scandal.

Why should we miss out on hundreds of schools and hospitals because we’re footing the bill for the mess left behind by mega coal mines?

To read the full damning Qld government report click here.


We call on the NSW and Queensland Premiers to strengthen weak mining laws and force companies to honour their obligations to rehabilitate their mines. The following needs to be done:

  1. Increase the required deposit to cover rehabilitation costs
  2. Require all future mines to backfill their mining pits and protect water resources
  3. Establish an independent authority to monitor and enforce mine rehabilitation
  4. Penalise companies who breach rehabilitation requirements.

Together we can ensure that the mining industry is held to account and that our land and water resources are protected against abandoned mines.

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