Minerals Council of Australia
Mr Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to meet with the Committee today. The minerals sector welcomes the Paris agreement as an important step forward in securing a durable path to progressively lower global greenhouse gas emissions.
The minerals sector warmly welcomes the appointment of Ian Macfarlane as the Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council, effective mid-November.
Protecting existing, and encouraging, new minerals investment across regional Victoria requires strategic land use planning, regulatory stability and strong local leadership.
Only the green movement and their mouthpieces such as the Australia Institute (TAI) would be able to contend shutting down Australia’s second largest export industry would have limited economic impact.
“Mining and the Ideas Economy” - Speech delivered by The Hon. Peter Costello AC at the Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne.