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Australia needs a transition away from coal that doesn't result in economic disaster and mass unemployment

Ethan Hamilton
By Ethan Hamilton
February 28 2022 - 1:00am
Looking beyond coal: Nathan Clements knows how important coal is to the Hunter but doesn't want to be left without options when changes come. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Since colonists first laid eyes on the area, more than two centuries ago, coal has been a key driver of the Hunter's economic and social development.

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Ethan Hamilton

Ethan Hamilton

Journalist

Ethan Hamilton started as a digital/ print journalist with the Newcastle Herald in 2021 after interning with ACM's Voice of Real Australia/ Forgotten River podcast. He is from a small town in the Upper Hunter and has lived in Newcastle since beginning university in 2017. Twitter: @ethanjham