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Department of Immigration and Border Protection Review

The MCA has made a submission in response to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Proposal Paper, the ‘Simplification of the skilled migration and temporary activity visa programmes’ (December 2014).

SUBMISSION TO THE ALRC REVIEW OF THE NATIVE TITLE ACT 1993

The MCA submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) review of the Native Title Act claims determinations process paper highlights industry’s need for certainty and stability in the Native Title system. In responding to the ALRC’s proposed reforms, the MCA queries the lack of empirical evidence on the case for reform as well as the absence of formal consideration of the unintended consequences which may arise from the proposed reforms. This, given the reforms potential to expand the interpretation of many of the Acts existing provisions and to impact on the future act negotiation process.

VICTORIAN COAL SEAM GAS INQUIRY – MCA SUPPORTS STRONG, SCIENCE-BASED DECISIONS ON CSG

The Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division is encouraged by today’s announcement by the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy and Resources, that a Parliamentary Inquiry will be held into coal seam gas exploration in Victoria.

THE AUSTRALIAN: GREENS CLUELESS ON ENERGY

The Greens and related vested interests argue blithely that fossil fuels can and should be phased out in the next few decades. No thought of the practicality of the goal or consideration of the consequences. No evidence is presented on whether such a transition is possible, or at what cost, including to the world’s poorest people.

MINERALS SECTOR WELCOMES JAPAN AUSTRALIA ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

The Australian minerals sector welcomes the entry into force of the Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement today.

NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ON COAL SEAM GAS AND LARGE COAL MINING DEVELOPMENT

The MCA submission to the Independent Review of the National Partnership Agreement on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development highlights ongoing concerns with the operation of the National Partnership Agreement, including duplication of state assessment processes, referral uncertainty and the low utility of advice issued to regulators.

MCATAX
25-27 March 2015 Melbourne

The MCA’s Biennial Tax Conference is Australia’s foremost minerals taxation event. It brings together resource taxation experts, policy makers, leading business figures, Commonwealth and State officials and high-profile commentators to discuss issues at the intersection of public policy and commercial practice.