Newcastle Herald
Friday, 1 December 2023

Government says coal royalty increase will ensure a 'fair return'

Matthew Kelly
Updated September 6 2023 - 5:31pm, first published 11:08am

The NSW government will increase coal royalties by 2.6 per cent from next year as part of a plan to ensure the state receives "a fair return" for its resources.

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.