Resources minister says candidates are challenging Bill Shorten’s authority on coal and Adani’s Carmichael mine

The resources minister, Josh Frydenberg, has taken aim at a number of outspoken Labor candidates who oppose new coalmines and called on Bill Shorten to clarify the party’s position.

The Courier-Mail has reported Labor’s candidate for North Sydney, Peter Hayes, tweeted: “[Australia’s] defence of coal mining and export is in the same league as heroin poppy cultivation and exports elsewhere!”

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Source: Guardian Environment