From an economical point of view, I agree.You're joking yourself if you think Australia doesn't NEED that mine. We have fuck all sustainables thanks to the LNP. Now we are backed into a corner.
I'm glad my family will have job security in Mackay now.
But @mitch222's comment was "LNP are fucked when there is no more resources to pull out of the ground in mining", like it's only the LNP that are reliant on mining. As to the mining tax, I am all for taxing the fuckers BIG, it's the country's resources, we should all benefit from them. But as we've already seen, these companies act just like all the multinationals - they just funnel the money overseas and end up with the books showing little to no profit, so it's just another "great in theory, does fuck all in practice" policy.
And... coal. The Labor party are pushing environment. Climate change? Renewable energy? I'm not saying the LNP would do it differently, but claiming a political high ground and then bowing down to what is, literally, dirty money, is hypocritical for me.