Australian children lose bid to block coal mine expansion

I am a coal miner, I have worked in Mining from gold to bauxite, iron ore, Coal, manganese, lithium.. etc and I am really happy to see decisions like this, enough is enough! When ever one commodity dies away something always replaces it, there will always be mining but it doesn't have to be as catastrophic as coal or coal seam gas fracking!! We no longer need these mines and well fields to expand, it's time to start slowly winding them down and transition to a focus on gold, battery metals and rare earths! A proper transition will see no jobs lost and strong economic prosperity! The longer we try to flog this coal dinosaur the further we fall behind the world! We could take advantage of raw materials like Kaolin we have massive undeveloped reserves of things that can be mined without environmental harm!

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