Tom Doig


The Coal Face (2015)

(Excerpts from The Coal Face, published by Penguin Books Australia on 25 March, 2015) PROLOGUE In February of 2014, the open-cut coalmine next to Hazelwood Power Station caught fire. it burned out of control for forty-five days – over one...

Morwell Is 'Like Mordor'

The coal mine fire at Hazelwood has blanketed the town of Morwell with ash, and locals are strapping on face masks. Tom Doig visited the town this week - and came back coughing up blood.