Labor backs handouts of taxpayer dollars for new coal

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Labor has reaffirmed its support for coal by backing mining companies getting taxpayer handouts.

Today Queensland Greens Senator and spokesperson for mining and resources, Andrew Bartlett moved to amend a bill before the Senate so it blocks small thermal coal exploration operations for receiving taxpayer handouts.

Both Labor and the Coalition voted down the amendment.

New investors in small mineral exploration, including for thermal coal can now claim tax offsets.

"Labor and the Coalition want to provide incentives for new thermal coal mines when it should be encouraging the opposite, said Senator Bartlett.

"Oil and gas are already excluded from the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive Bill 2017, thermal coal should be too.

"Each summer new records for high temperatures are broken, extreme weather events are quickly becoming the norm.

"In Queensland we're expecting worse droughts, fires and storms because of dangerous climate change fueled by burning coal.

"North Queensland residents and businesses are already having to deal with huge hikes in insurance premiums because of the greater risk of more extreme weather events.

"Labor is making a conscious decision to put mining profits ahead of the people climate change is already impacting.

"When Labor backs Adani or supports handouts of taxpayer money for new thermal coal mines, they're putting people's lives and livelihoods on the line".

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