Minerals Council of Australia - Latest News and Events

DELAY TO AUSTRALIA’S TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA WILL IMPOSE $110 MILLION BURDEN ON COAL EXPORT TRADE

A delay to the start of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement into early 2016 will cost the Australian coal export trade up to $110 million dollars, give Indonesian exporters an unexpected boost and add a new risk to employment in key regional communities.

2030 RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET WILL HARM AUSTRALIA’S COMPETITIVENESS

Policy measures to require an increase in the share of renewable energy to 50 per cent by 2030 will be economically costly, punish household and industrial energy users and harm Australia’s competitiveness.

CHINA AUSTRALIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT: CFMEU CAMPAIGN

The minerals sector is disappointed that the Federal Opposition has associated itself with a scaremongering CFMEU campaign against the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).

INDUSTRY BLUEPRINT FOR FUTURE MINERALS EXPLORATION

Ensuring Australia remains a premier supplier of mineral commodities relies critically on the discovery of new mineral deposits. Exploration carries significant financial risk, with only a small fraction of expenditure resulting in the discovery of viable mining deposits.

MCA opening statement to the Joint Parliamentary Committee into Free Trade Agreements

The minerals sector strongly supports the pursuit, by successive governments, of bilateral and regional free trade agreements. Since 1983 Australia has completed nine bilateral agreements and one multi-party agreement and is currently negotiating seven new agreements. To varying degrees, all of these agreements have delivered real and practical benefits to Australia’s minerals exporting sector.

SUBMISSION TO THE 2015 DRAFT REPORT OF THE TARCOOLA-DARWIN RAILWAY: 10 YEAR REVIEW

The Minerals Council of Australia - Northern Territory Division welcomes the opportunity to make this submission on the Essential Services Commission of South Australia’s 2015 Draft Report of the Tarcoola-Darwin Railway: 10-year Review of Revenues.

Cumulative Environmental Impact Assessment – Industry Guide

In areas of multiple existing or proposed operations, the understanding, assessment and management of cumulative environmental impacts is becoming an area of greater focus by both industry and government.

Submission to the Victorian State Environment Protection Policy (Waters) Review

The Victorian minerals industry is not a significant water (surface water and groundwater) user or generator, however water availability and security of supply is a critical business risk for the industry as water input is essential to mining and minerals processing and to maintaining safety.

NEIL LAWRENCE

The Australian minerals industry is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Neil Lawrence.  Neil was a man of integrity and remarkable talent, and above all, a good and decent person. Our deepest sympathies are with his family and his many friends.

SD15
7-9 Oct 2015 Fremantle WA

The annual Sustainable Development Conference is recognised as the leading minerals industry forum to discuss and debate sustainable development and its practical implementation.