Coal - The hard facts.

Over the last decade, coal use has grown more strongly than any other energy source.

Iron Country: Unlocking the Pilbara

The vital importance of the iron ore industry to Australia’s modern prosperity is widely recognised. Less appreciated perhaps is the industry’s remarkable back-story.

Australia’s workplace relations framework

Australia’s labour market arrangements are a long way from being optimal for a modern, dynamic economy, a new analysis commissioned by the Minerals Council of Australia has revealed.

Tax Facts

The minerals industry pays a wide variety of taxes, charges and levies to governments in Australia. Mining companies have been our largest corporate taxpayers in recent years. The industry paid an estimated $156 billion in federal company tax and state royalties alone between 2004-05 and 2013-14. That’s roughly equivalent to Commonwealth spending on child care payments, carers and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme over this period. The annual contribution to government revenues from the minerals industry is roughly four times what it was before the mining boom.

The high cost of renewable energy subsidies

The report found that Australia’s renewable energy sector received subsidies (including the Renewable Energy Target, feed in tariffs and other green policy costs) worth $2.8 billion in 2013-14.

Minerals Council of Australia

Representing Australia's exploration, mining and minerals processing industry.

INDUSTRY WELCOMES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE (CCS)

The coal industry which funds Australia’s largest private sector commitment to CCS research and demonstration through the COAL21 Fund welcomes the $25 million Research Development and Demonstration Fund announced by the Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane.

Coal Hard Facts - 2nd Edition

Coal benefits all Australians - get the coal hard facts - 2nd Edition.

China-Australia FTA great for Australian jobs, industry groups say

AUSTRALIA risks missing out on a surge in jobs and export opportunities if the Parliament delays approving the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, prompting three major industry groups to today launch a national campaign to inform the public on the benefits of the landmark deal.

NT MINING INDUSTRY COMMITTED TO JOBS, SAFE OPERATIONS AND STRONG ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

The Northern Territory mining industry has been a key pillar of the Northern Territory economy for many years.  It accounts for about 16 per cent of the territory’s economy and over the last 20 years has been the foundation for the Territory’s economic and social success.

SD15
7-9 Oct 2015 Fremantle WA

The annual Sustainable Development Conference is recognised as the leading minerals industry forum to discuss and debate sustainable development and its practical implementation.