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

BREE CONFIRMS COAL IS HERE TO STAY

The latest Resources and Energy Quarterly by the Bureau of Energy and Resources Economics (BREE) puts paid to populist arguments that coal is in terminal decline. BREE projects that coal exports will add $53 billion to national income in 2018-19, up from $40 billion in 2013-14.

BREE GROUNDS DEBATE ON AUSTRALIAN MINING IN HARD FACTS

The mining boom has been “the foundation of Australia’s economic success over the last decade”, according to the September Resources and Energy Quarterly from the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics

INDIGENOUS BUSINESSES DEVELOPMENT - MORE THAN JUST A GOOD IDEA

The release of Getting It Right – Indigenous Success in The Resource Sector demonstrates to all Australians that building successful and sustainable Indigenous businesses is not just a good idea or an aspiration, it’s happening today.

GREEN PAPER PATH TO GREATER ENERGY SECTOR COMPETITIVENESS

The Energy Green Paper is an unambiguous endorsement of the future of coal and uranium exports and lays out a reform path for Australia to reduce the costs of electricity to households and business.

COASTAL SHIPPING SHOULD BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Removing constraints on Australia’s domestic shipping will reduce costs for exporters and import-competing firms, help boost our international competitiveness and revitalise coastal trade.

China’s draft coal quality regulations do not target Australian coal

There is no evidence to suggest that Australian coal exports to China would be significantly affected by the proposed regulations of China’s National Development and Reform Commission.

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.