Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek gives first coal mine approval under Albanese government

Updated May 12 2023 - 3:42pm, first published 1:00pm
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong

Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has given the green light for developer Bowen Coking Coal to build a new mine in central Queensland that will produce about 500,000 tonnes of metallurgical coal per year for five years.

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Michelle Slater

Federal parliament reporter

Michelle is a reporter at The Canberra Times. Previously at the Latrobe Valley Express specialising in energy and coal transition and at the Numurkah Leader covering regional communities, agriculture and water. Loves horses and live music.

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