Paul Lucas, Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads, said. He had appointed Stephen O’Donnell to undertake an independent review of the Goonyella coal supply chain. Queensland supplies almost 50 per cent of the world’s seaborne trade in coking coal and has invested strongly in improving the coal supply chain. In 2005-06, Queensland coal exports totalled 143 million tonnes, worth more than $17.8 billion. That is an increase of 55 per cent over the previous year. That figure is expected to increase again in 2006-07 to around 165 million tonnes.
Erisk Net, 5/6/2007