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EXPLORATION POLICY: A RESPONSE TO THE POLICY TRANSITION GROUP ISSUES PAPER

Minerals exploration in Australia: recent trends - The pipeline of minerals resource projects for future generations in Australia appears uncertain at best based on current exploration trends. Enabling regulatory and taxation frameworks are required to drive exploration in Australia, especially for smaller, entrepreneurial operators disadvantaged by existing arrangements.

Minerals Resource Rent Tax: Implementation & transition issues

This Submission is made by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) in conjunction with the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, the Queensland Resources Council, the New South Wales Minerals Council, the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy, the Victorian Division of the MCA, the Tasmanian Minerals Council and the Northern Territory Division of the MCA (the Representatives).

Barrick Cowal wins 5th Victorian Surface Mine Rescue Competition

The Cowal Gold Mine Emergency Response Team (West Wyalong, NSW) has won the 5th Victorian Surface Mine Rescue Competition. Cowal took out the overall Competition Trophy as well as trophies for overall team safety, industrial rescue and team skills exercises. Richard Tait, captain of the Cowal team, took out the captain?s award.

Hazelwood Power Station protest

Today?s protest rally at Hazelwood Power Station is based on simplistic and misleading claims and ignores the reality that without viable electricity generators, Victoria will be unable to fund the investments needed to further reduce carbon emissions from the state?s power sector.

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