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Big miners are the ultimate ‘leaners’

24 Jun 2016
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In my last column I looked at how little the coal and gas industries contribute to the Queensland state budget. Now let’s see what they take out of it.

Between 2008-09 and 2012-13 the coal industry was like Augustus Gloop winning a golden ticket to the Queensland Budget Wonka Factory every year. During those six years they gobbled down $7.6 billion in state-funded infrastructure.

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