How important is coal mining to Queensland?

The Queensland Coal industry support around 12% of Queensland jobs and 16% of the economy - either directly or indirectly.

The Queensland Government says over the past 12 months, coal accounted for around 60% of the total value of Queensland exports.

In regions like Central Queensland, coal mining is responsible for almost three quarters of economic activity. 
Three in every four dollars are generated by coal mining – so it’s the lifeblood of these regional communities.