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Senate Committee Review - EPBC Amendment Bill 2012

The Minerals Council of Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Senate Committee Review of the EPBC Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012.

Feedback on the Proposed (Murray-Darling) Basin Plan Consultation Draft

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Proposed (Murray Darling) Basin Plan. The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) represents over 85% of minerals production in Australia. The MCA’s strategic objective is to advocate public policy and operational practice for a world class industry that is safe, profitable, innovative, environmentally responsible and attuned to community needs and expectations.

SOUND SCIENCE NOT POLITICS SHOULD DETERMINE LAND-USE

The Minerals Council of Australia – Victorian Division is profoundly disappointed by the Victorian Opposition’s call for a moratorium on coal seam gas exploration. The move reflects a poor understanding of the exploration processes involved in identifying coal seam gas deposits as well as the strong regulatory regimes in Victoria.

Speaking Notes For Darwin Mining Club

On behalf of the Chairman, Peter Johnston and members of the Minerals Council of Australia, I acknowledge the traditional owners of this land upon which we meet today – the Larrakia people – and pay my respects to their elders and ancestors. Chair of the Darwin Mining Club Wendy Oldham; Minister Kon Vatskalis; Leader of the Opposition Terry Mills; the President and Executive Director of the MCA’s Northern Territory Division, Bryan Quinn and Peter Stewart respectively, distinguished guests, The Chairman and I are delighted to be here in Darwin and to be invited to speak to you today.

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