The Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division welcomes the release of Victoria’s Earth Resources Statement which sets out priorities and associated actions for developing the earth resources industry in Victoria.
Today’s announcement of a new project assessment bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth and Tasmania is practical and common sense reform in action.
The MCA highlights the potential risks to industry should the revised standards, which focus on emissions of particulate matter, be applied in a way which is inconsistent with the intent of the NEPM.
A period of wide-ranging microeconomic reform beginning in the 1980s delivered significant improvements in Australia’s policy and regulatory environment. However, industry confidence in Australia’s regulatory performance has declined in the last decade as regulatory burdens have grown and processes have degraded.
Regulatory reform is an imperative for the Australian Parliament, not just the executive branch of government. It needs to be “part of the furniture” of policy making if we are to increase productivity and future living standards.
MCA notes positive feedback from industry on the variation to the Code of Practice for Mineral Exploration and looks forward to working with DSDBI on its finalisation.
18-20 November - Adelaide
Held annually, the Sustainable Development Conference is recognised as the leading minerals industry forum to discuss and debate sustainable development and its practical implementation.
4-5 December - Darwin
The Summit will showcase the prosperity and potential for the Northern Territory minerals industry and debate the policies required to keep it strong. Celebrating 60 years of industry representation and the sector’s continued status as the bedrock of the Northern Territory economy, the Summit will address the issues, successes and challenges facing the industry.
25-27 March 2015 Melbourne
The MCA’s Biennial Tax Conference is Australia’s foremost minerals taxation event. It brings together resource taxation experts, policy makers, leading business figures, Commonwealth and State officials and high-profile commentators to discuss issues at the intersection of public policy and commercial practice.