Minerals Council of Australia

Representing Australia's exploration, mining and minerals processing industry

MINERALS SECTOR STRONGLY SUPPORTS NEW INQUIRY INTO GST DISTRIBUTION ARRANGEMENTS

The minerals sector strongly supports the Turnbull Government’s decision to initiate a Productivity Commission inquiry into the economic impact of current Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation arrangements.

BANK DECISION ON NEW COAL BASIN DEVELOPMENTS

The decision by Westpac to rule out lending to new coal basin developments is a textbook case of cynical virtue signalling. 

US TAX PLAN A WAKE-UP CALL FOR AUSTRALIA

The Trump administration’s announcement that it will slash the US corporate tax rate from 35 per cent to 15 per cent will leave Australia further behind on tax competiveness.

THE FACTS ABOUT AUSTRALIAN TRADE

The Minerals Council of Australia is today releasing a fact sheet on the benefits of trade for the Australian community, which include higher growth, more jobs, better wages, lower prices and more competitive industries.

PROTECTIONISM RISKS PUNCTURING TRADE RECOVERY

The importance of maintaining support for economic openness has been highlighted by the World Trade Organization’s latest outlook which forecasts a rebound in global trade in 2017 but warns that restrictive policies would put this recovery at risk.

AUSTRALIA IN THE FIRING LINE IF TRUMP AND XI START A TRADE WAR

Opinion piece in the Australian Financial Review