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Greens candidate Cooper Riach calls for an end to mining at Helensburgh

"It is my strong view that there should not be a coal mine next to the Royal National Park, the second-oldest national park in the world and such a beautiful protected area."

"This mine should be closed as soon as possible and a plan put in place to phase out all coal and gas."

"We need to have a plan for actually transitioning into new sustainable jobs. It's something that will need to happen. It's something that neither the major parties are willing to acknowledge."

Cooper Riach, Greens candidate for Heathcote.

Read more in the Illawarra Mercury, 24 January 2023.