Voters in northern Australia reject subsidies for Adani coal mine

22 May 2017 – A poll of nearly 3000 people found that just 7 per cent of voters want money from the federal government’s northern Australia investment fund used to prop up a giant coalmine, while nine times that number say they would prefer taxpayer cash going towards renewable energy or education infrastructure. The poll was commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation and accompanied by a research paper that highlights job creation opportunities in northern Australia outside the coal mining industry, including proposals for large-scale solar plants. Read the full article on the website of the Illawarra Mercury.