Minerals Council of Australia

Representing Australia's exploration, mining and minerals processing industry

WA GOVERNMENT APPROVES THREE URANIUM PROJECTS

The Minerals Council of Australia welcomes the WA Government’s environmental approval of the Yeelirrie uranium project, following on from its recent approvals of the Mulga Rocks and Wiluna uranium projects.

NEW GENERATION COAL: RELIABLE, SECURE AND LOW EMISSIONS

The minerals sector welcomes new research undertaken by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science showing that new coal generation technologies can reduce Australia’s emissions sharply while providing reliable and affordable energy to households and businesses.

GST carve-up must reward policy that promotes growth

This opinion piece appeared in The Australian on Monday 16 January 2017.

In 1958 British novelist Kingsley Amis wrote a short story called The 2003 Claret in which the ­protagonists contemplate the utility of a time machine that would enable them to test the ageing qualities of particular wine.

Stories of Australia’s mining decline were greatly exaggerated

This opinion piece appeared in The Australian Financial Review on Monday 9th of January 2017.


One of the questions posed most frequently by politicians and economists in recent years has been the following: “What comes after the mining investment boom?” New official commodity forecasts released on Monday provide a simple answer – a much bigger mining industry.

MINISTER CANAVAN ON TARGET IN SUPPORTING COAL INDUSTRY AND JOBS

The coal industry strongly endorses the view of the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia regarding the critical contribution Australian coal can make to both Asian economic development and within Australia.

PERNICIOUS COAL ROYALTY INCREASE TO HURT HOUSEHOLDS AND INDUSTRIES… AGAIN

Victorians will soon see the results of the Victorian Government’s pernicious decision to triple the royalties paid by the state’s brown coal industry from 1 January. Energy suppliers will be forced to increase costs to consumers in Victoria as a result of the April 2016 decision.