Saturday 23rd of October 2021

twiggy's babies...


Frustrated mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has lashed out at Nationals politicians who he says are "capable of hearing the facts" on the coal industry, but have chosen to ignore them to chase votes.

Key points:
  • Andrew Forrest says Nationals MPs are scaring Australians with false information about coal jobs
  • Mr Forrest is pushing for large-scale adoption of green hydrogen technology
  • He says it will provide jobs, but the government won't listen

Mr Forrest, the chair of Fortescue Metals, yesterday stood beside the New South Wales government as it announced a $3 billion green hydrogen plan backed by the billionaire.

He said the production of green hydrogen fuel using renewable energy could provide jobs for people currently working in coal, oil and gas, as the country moves away from fossil fuels.

"We need all those skills from coal miners, from oil and gas ... they are the exact careers we need right now to build our green hydrogen future," Mr Forrest told the ABC.


But in conversations with federal Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce and deputy leader Bridget McKenzie soon after yesterday's announcement, Mr Forrest expressed frustration with the pair, and accused some Nationals politicians of being more focused on their own jobs.

"We need to stop scaring Australians, we need to stop fearmongering," Mr Forrest said


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