The Australian minerals sector's approach to sustainable development ...
The minerals industry recognises that its past success and future prosperity is dependent on a sound and expanding national economy, an educated and cohesive society and a sustainable natural environment.
For this reason, the minerals sector supports public policy settings aimed at the following objectives:
- sustainable economic growth characterised by low inflation, low interest rates, fiscal prudence, and a skilled and productive workforce;
- a sound, fair and stable society, where effort is encouraged and rewarded and a helping hand extended to those in need; and
- a sustainable natural environment, reflecting national consistency and balance in policy settings.