Muswellbrook: between eight coal mines and two power stations. Preparing for the closure of the Liddell Power Station and the transition beyond

RESEARCH REPORT | JULY 2018 by Dr Janet Roden, NSW Nurses and Midwive's Association

Respondents in this research were strongly of the view that a transition away from coal in the Upper Hunter Valley would have a significant impact on these communities. Although some recognised the health benefits which would accrue from this transition, many painted a picture of substantial social and economic dislocation and disadvantage. If these views are even only partially accurate, the risks and costs of not managing the transition effectively and fairly will be high.

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