Barnaby Joyce shines spotlight on where mining wealth goes

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
Updated September 4 2018 - 7:13am, first published 5:30am
CLOSER LOOK: The inquiry, chaired by Barnaby Joyce, is investigating how regional mining areas can get a bigger kick back from the industry. Photo: Gareth Gardner

Every day, dozens of trains burdened with roughly $66-million worth of coal pass through Gunnedah and the Liverpool Plains – New England MP Barnaby Joyce says he wants to see more of that money stay local, rather than being carted off to the capital cities.


Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

National Rural Affairs reporter

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