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Great Barrier Reef vs coal jobs in Queensland election

Proposed Carmichael mine has become a defining issue in the state election

Opponents of the mine say that the coal project will increase carbon pollution, exacerbating coral bleaching that has already damaged large swathes of the Great Barrier Reef.


THE fate of Adani Group's A$16.5 billion (S$16.9 billion) Australian coal mine hinges on weekend elections in Queensland state, as voters weigh the promise of new jobs against a potential environmental threat to the Great Barrier Reef.


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