Camberwell is a small town surrounded by vast open-cut mining operations. The remaining inhabitants now face complete encirclement after a government review gave a new mine permission to proceed.
The controversial T4 coal-loader appeared to have a big environmental cost when this cartoon appeared in the paper. The collapse of the coal price later in 2012 led to the plan being downsized.
Environmental activists with ‘Rising Tide’ rope themselves onto Newcastle’s coal loaders, blocking the port for several hours.