Australia’s coal export industry is one of the biggest and most successful in the world.
The country has more than 4.5 million jobs and exports around $15 billion worth of goods annually.
But the iron ore industry has struggled with the global downturn, and the industry is facing an even bigger challenge in the coming months.
Iron ore exports are currently projected to hit $10 billion in 2020.
In the last year alone, the sector has been hit by a slump in demand for the metal, the impact of climate change, and rising global temperatures.
But that’s just the start of the trouble.