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The coal hard facts

Here’s a quiz-night question that will probably not be asked at the next fundraiser for your local branch of the environmental group Greenpeace: Name the best performing top 100 company on the Australian stock market over the past 12 months?

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Maules Creek has become Whitehaven Coal's star performer (photo: Whitehaven Coal)

The reason it will not be asked is that the winner is Whitehaven Coal, a company which protestors targeted for several years with tactics that went as far as lodging a false report, on forged bank