Australia Institute Exposed

A new report by the former Secretary of the New South Wales Treasury makes it indisputably clear that the Australia Institute’s analysis of the mining sector cannot be trusted. The Institute is little more than the research arm of the greens party.

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Public Policy Monographs

Since the turn of the century, Australia’s competitiveness has collapsed, contributing to the economy’s rate of growth falling below potential. Over this time, Australia has experienced an unprecedented mining boom which sustained income growth and minimised the macroeconomic impact of the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008-09, greatly assisted by the flexibility of the exchange rate and strong trade ties to Asia, most notably China.

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Opportunity at risk

Regaining our competitive edge in minerals resources - Report commissioned by and prepared for the Minerals Council of Australia

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Australia Institute Exposed

A new report by the former Secretary of the New South Wales Treasury makes it indisputably clear that the Australia Institute’s analysis of the mining sector cannot be trusted. The Institute is little more than the research arm of the greens party.

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Postgraduate Program in Community Relations

Enrolments are now open for the highly successful Postgraduate Program in Community Relations (Resources Sector).

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Memorandum of Understanding

The Australian Government and the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) have agreed on an innovative partnership that represents another major step towards closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage.

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Australian Mining

These are stories of Australian Mining. They're the stories of our nearly 200,000 employees, and the 600,000 who earn their living in mining-related jobs.

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Fair Work Training

The Australian Mines & Metals Association, together with the MCA, is offering complimentary online training, webinars and consultancy services to help members implement the Fair Work Act.

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Policy Brief for the 44th Commonwealth Parliament


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Minerals Council of Australia - Latest News and Events

AUSTRALIAN COAL EXPORTS TO CHINA

Reports on draft new guidelines for China’s coal use and their impact on Australia’s coal industry are misleading and unnecessarily alarmist. China’s National Development and Reform Commission has issued proposed guidelines dealing with import restrictions applying at different coal quality threshold levels.

Review of the Planning and Environment Regulations 2005 (Victoria)

MCA Victoria provides feedback on the existing Planning and Environment Regulations which sunset in May 2015

Mining the Age of Entitlement?

It is impossible to agree with the conclusions of the Institute’s report that the mining and resources sector has been a significant beneficiary of government largesse.

Australia Institute Exposed

The former Secretary of the NSW Treasury has dispelled once and for all the “flawed analysis”, “distorted understanding” and “just plain wrong” claims by the Australia Institute about the mining sector.

457 VISA REVIEW OUTLINES A BALANCED PATH FORWARD

The Independent Review of the 457 Visa Programme presents a sensible path forward in balancing the economy’s need for skilled labour and the imperative to ensure opportunities for Australian workers.

FURTHER GOOD NEWS FOR AUSTRALIAN URANIUM

Australia’s role as a safe and reliable supplier of uranium to meet emerging economies’ growing demand for energy received another boost today with the awarding of exploration invitations in NSW.

AJCC
15-16 October - Brisbane

The Australian Japan Coal Conference (AJCC) provides a forum for an exchange of views between Australian coal exporters and their major Japanese customers (power utilities, steel mills and cement manufacturers).

SD2014
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.

AJCC
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.