Minerals Council of Australia

Representing Australia's exploration, mining and minerals processing industry

EFFECTIVE TAX RATE ON MINING HITS RECORD 54.3 PER CENT: NEW REPORT

The minerals industry faced an effective tax rate of 54.3 per cent in 2014-15, the highest burden for nearly a decade, new analysis by Deloitte Access Economics has found.

AUSTRALIAN MINERALS INDUSTRY RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) awarded three Australian Minerals Industry Research Scholarships in Adelaide on 1 December 2016. 

MINERALS DEVELOPMENT DELAYS COSTING REGIONAL VICTORIA

Much-needed new jobs and investment in regional Victoria are being delayed – or missed – by antiquated approvals processes and uncertainty together with the Victorian Government’s permanent ban on all onshore unconventional gas exploration and development.

Brendon Grylls tax will only reward anti-mining states such as Victoria

As published in the Australian Financial Review, November 30, 2016.

In recent days, we have seen two sharply different but equally damaging approaches to resources development in Australia.

PERMANENT UNCONVENTIONAL GAS BAN IN VICTORIA A REGRESSIVE STEP

The announcement by the Victorian Government that it will introduce legislation to permanently ban all onshore unconventional gas exploration and development, including hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) and coal seam gas is a regressive step for the nation, not just Victoria.