Keep WA iron ore mining strong

The facts about the WA iron industry and the commitment to the WA economy and communities.

Rush: Australia’s 21st Century Gold Industry

Our new publication tells the story of Australia’s world-leading gold industry and the ongoing contribution it makes to the nation’s economic and social wealth.

Australian Mine Rehabilitation

While mining projects bring significant community benefits to regional areas during their operation, mining is finite in nature and just one of many possible uses for the land over time. Responsible environmental management over the entire life of the mining operation is essential for successful rehabilitation.

The Whole Story

The Whole Story demonstrates the scale of the mining industry's investment across health and safety, environmental management, innovation in low emissions technology, Indigenous economic development and the provision of local services.

Realising Australia’s Uranium potential

Our new uranium report provides an economic analysis of the uranium industry contribution to the Australian economy, as well as its potential in the years ahead under various assumptions and scenarios.

Coal. It’s an amazing thing.

Whichever way you look at it, this little black rock provides many benefits to our economy, wages, infrastructure and everyday lifestyle.

Coal - The hard facts.

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

2016 MCA Environment and Communities Workshop

The inaugural ‘2016 MCA Environment and Communities Workshop – Together for the Long Haul’ is a one-and-a-half day workshop designed to both inform and challenge practitioners’ thinking on a range of important issues facing the industry around land access and community engagement, tailings management and rehabilitation and closure.


#Untappedpotential showcases the facts about the uranium industry and the benefits it can provide to the Australian community including the creation of hundreds of jobs.

Minerals Council of Australia

Representing Australia's exploration, mining and minerals processing industry

GST carve-up must reward policy that promotes growth

This opinion piece appeared in The Australian on Monday 16 January 2017.

In 1958 British novelist Kingsley Amis wrote a short story called The 2003 Claret in which the ­protagonists contemplate the utility of a time machine that would enable them to test the ageing qualities of particular wine.

Stories of Australia’s mining decline were greatly exaggerated

This opinion piece appeared in The Australian Financial Review on Monday 9th of January 2017.

One of the questions posed most frequently by politicians and economists in recent years has been the following: “What comes after the mining investment boom?” New official commodity forecasts released on Monday provide a simple answer – a much bigger mining industry.


The coal industry strongly endorses the view of the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia regarding the critical contribution Australian coal can make to both Asian economic development and within Australia.


Victorians will soon see the results of the Victorian Government’s pernicious decision to triple the royalties paid by the state’s brown coal industry from 1 January. Energy suppliers will be forced to increase costs to consumers in Victoria as a result of the April 2016 decision.