The Victorian Minister for State Development, Peter Ryan, spoke in State Parliament:
Victoria has one of the world’s most extensive brown coal deposits and the government is committed to maximising the opportunities to develop this resource in support of economic development, investment and job creation.
Seriously? While every well meaning individual and organisation in the world is desperately trying to work out how we can stop using this stuff the Victorian government sees expanding its use as our economic saviour. In terms of government ideas for solving problems I’d say brown coal ranks right down the bottom, just above eugenics and war.