The government remains silent on the arrival of coal in Ukraine
It has been almost two months since Scott Morrison bought 70,000 tons of coal in Whitehaven, promising to ship it to Ukraine to help the war effort. There has been no confirmation from the Prime Minister that he has arrived.
The coal was purchased from Whitehaven Coal, worth at least $31 million at the time, ahead of the March 24 announcement.
The Prime Minister’s Office declined to respond to inquiries about the coal shipment’s arrival in Ukraine. The Prime Minister’s Cabinet department could not answer questions, instead directed the inquiry to the Department of Industry, which told MWM that “transport details remain confidential”.
Whitehaven Coal also declined to comment on the arrival date, referring to government transport partner Trafigura, which declined to comment on individual shipment details.
The 70,000 tons of coal would be enough to power an average sized coal generator for about 3-5 days.
Callum Foote journalist and editor of Revolving Doors for Michael West Media. Callum has studied the impact of undue corporate influence on Australian political decisions and the impact this has on popular interests.