In the face of climate change, the coal and coal seam gas industries have maintained that regardless of any negative environmental impacts, these industries are beneficial to the Australian economy. But what if they are wrong?
Mining in Australia is a relatively small employer. It is mostly foreign-owned. And it crowds out important industries like agriculture, tourism and manufacturing.
Research by Canberra-based think tank, The Australia Institute continues to confirm that public perceptions about the size, significance and economic benefits of Australia’s expanding mining industry are dramatically overestimated.
The Australia Institute’s Mark Ogge works on engagement with industries and communities affected by the expansion of coal and gas mining.
Mark will discuss the key findings of a recent report by The Australia Institute Mining the Truth: The rhetoric and reality of the commodities boom which systematically unpicks many of the myths promoted by large mining companies and explains the detrimental impacts of the mining industry on other crucial sectors of the Australian economy.
Make sure you don't miss this eye-opening look into the mining industry in Australia.
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Quit Coal are a Melbourne based climate justice organisation. They work directly with Victorian communities effected by coal and coal seam gas industries and campaign vigorously to maintain a safe climate. They are proud to help host this important educational event.