New coalmines will worsen poverty and escalate climate change, report finds

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Oxfam attacks Australia’s ‘climate policy paralysis’ and urges it to promise no new coalmines and end public subsidies

New coalmines will leave more people in poverty, Oxfam has said in a new report, calling on Australia to commit to no new coalmines and to end public subsidies for coalmining.

The report comes as the Queensland and federal governments continue to push for the controversial Adani coalmine in the Galilee basin, signalling potential infrastructure support and “royalty holidays”.

Related: Queensland Labor denies split over Adani ‘royalties holiday’

Related: Adani offered $320m deferment of Carmichael coal export royalties

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