THE DISTILLERY: At the coalface

One jotter sees ominous signs for resources in BHP Billiton’s coal plans, while others dig into the national implications.

BHP Billiton’s new game plan for its coal division has some big national implications. The way in which the mining boom is ending underlines the need for a fresh approach to economic policy and there is a prime example not far from our shores.

The Herald Sun’s Terry McCrann says coal is dealing with higher Queensland state royalties, the carbon tax and the higher value of the Aussie dollar.

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