Doctors outraged over hospital putting its name to advertising for New Acland mine, saying it sends the wrong message amid coal health concerns

A major Queensland hospital, and the mining magnate who heads its board, have defended publicly backing a new coalmine that a court ruled should not go ahead after the company possibly breached air pollution limits.

The Mater hospital has put its name to an advertising campaign by New Hope Group calling for the state government to approve its New Acland stage 3 mine, despite its landmark rejection by Queensland’s land court.

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