No New Coal Mines in Tasmania

NNCM-logo.pngTasmania is a renewable energy powerhouse, but the state government is taking Tasmania backwards.

It recently gave a grant of $50,000 of taxpayers' money to a Western Australian company to explore for coal deposits in Tasmania's Southern Midlands. 

Australia Institute research shows this project does not stack up economically or environmentally:

  • Any new coal mine would consume huge amounts of water, up to 750 million litres per year.
  • Can't compete on cost - It will be difficult for this mine to compete without further and larger taxpayer-funded subsidies.
  • Pollution - Burning coal is the largest contributor to the human-made increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, fueling heatwaves and other extreme weather events.

The Palawa people of lutruwita, who have cared for this island for thousands of generations, have been making calls for protection of country for a long time. 

This is the wrong project in the wrong place at the wrong time, will you add your name to our open letter?


To the Premier & Opposition Leader of Tasmania --

We must listen to the scientists on climate change and:

1 // Stop expanding Tasmania's coal industry. We need a moratorium on new coal mines.

2 // Prioritise our productive landscapes over new coal mines. Tasmania is blessed with rich arable land that has fed people here for over 40,000 years. We cannot threaten this by building new coal mines that will compete for water

3 // Cease taxpayer-funded subsidies for fossil fuel projects. Every dollar of taxpayers' money spent subsidising new coal mines is a dollar that can't be spent on hospitals, schools and other services Tasmanians rely on. 

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  • Lucy Milne
    signed 2019-10-14 16:26:36 +1100
  • terence Moran
    signed 2019-10-14 16:25:02 +1100
    terence Moran
  • Jean Thomson
    signed 2019-10-14 14:47:49 +1100
  • ana stuart
    signed 2019-10-14 13:32:10 +1100
  • Christine Corbett
    signed 2019-10-14 12:21:11 +1100
    No more coal mines in Australia! We need to stop subsidising coal mines and instead focus on creating jobs in the renewable energy sector.
  • Linda Smith
    signed 2019-10-14 12:00:03 +1100
    I’m currently in Tasmania for 2 weeks driving and camping holiday. Don’t ruin the natural beauty of your state and wreck the environment further.


  • Dieter Nikolai
    signed 2019-10-14 10:06:47 +1100
    Dieter Nikolai
  • Nadia Murphy
    signed 2019-10-14 09:41:20 +1100
  • Kelli Schultz
    signed 2019-10-14 09:30:29 +1100
  • Heather-Gaia Thorpe
    signed 2019-10-14 09:29:32 +1100
  • Aiyanna Duggan
    signed 2019-10-14 08:22:17 +1100
  • Mel Venn
    signed 2019-10-14 07:10:37 +1100
    There is no such thing as clean coal. Protect Tassie’s reputation as a beautiful wild place to share with the world
  • Julie Andrews
    signed 2019-10-14 07:02:18 +1100
    At a time when we should be scaling back coal mines, not building more.
  • Elizabeth Chick
    signed 2019-10-14 05:11:25 +1100
  • Mathew Gregson
    signed 2019-10-14 01:28:36 +1100
  • Alex Kharnam
    signed 2019-10-14 00:22:11 +1100
  • Peter Apted
    signed 2019-10-14 00:11:44 +1100
    Peter Apted
  • Fiona Baihn
    signed 2019-10-13 22:55:49 +1100