Australias cleaner coal is a systematic export scam, Wilkie to tell parliament


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Australian coal exporters have been falsifying data to suggest their coal is cleaner than it is in order to increase its export price in a scam involving two testing laboratories, major accountancy firms and an investment bank, federal MP Andrew Wilkie is expected to tell parliament on Monday.

Wilkie says he has been provided with thousands of pages of documents by an industry whistleblower and will call for a parliamentary inquiry into the allegations, days after the corporate watchdog decided against taking action against one of the laboratory companies.

Andrew Wilkie will make the claims in parliament on Monday and call for a parliamentary inquiry.

Andrew Wilkie will make the claims in parliament on Monday and call for a parliamentary inquiry.Credit:James Brickwood

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