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Mater pulls logo from New Acland campaign

01 August, 2017

The Mater hospital has confirmed it has pulled its logo from an advertising campaign that called for government approval of New Hope’s controversial mine expansion at Acland, despite a recommended outright refusal of the project by Queensland's Land Court, reports Guardian Australia.

The Mater hospital has abandoned its role in a campaign endorsing a new coal project that a court recommended for state government refusal after the proponent possibly breached air pollution limits, reports Guardian Australia.

The hospital confirmed it had pulled its logo from an advertising campaign that called for government approval of New Hope’s controversial mine expansion at Acland.

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It came after the Guardian revealed last week that the hospital, whose board contains three coal executives including its chair – mining magnate Brian Flannery – had prompted outrage among doctors with its public support of the mine.

Read the full story on Guardian Australia.