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BREE CONFIRMS STRONG OUTLOOK FOR AUSTRALIAN MINING WITH COAL THE STAND OUT

The Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) has today confirmed the ongoing strength of the Australian minerals sector and its importance to the economy. In its bi-annual overview of resources and energy projects, BREE identifies 153 mining and related infrastructure projects under feasibility examination with a combined value of about $146 billion.

BHP Billiton MCA Women in Engineering Scholarship

BHP Billiton, in partnership with the Minerals Council of Australia, the national body representing Australia’s mining and minerals processing industry, invites students from across the country to apply for the BHP Billiton/Minerals Council of Australia Women in Engineering Scholarship.

MINERALS INDUSTRY’S COMMUNITY SPENDING EXCEEDS $34 BILLION

The first-ever study of national minerals industry spending on community projects and local businesses further underscores why the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) is unnecessary and should be repealed. A survey of 25 Australian mining companies, explorers and resources contractors by Corporate Social Responsibility consultants Banarra found that $34.7 billion was spent on community infrastructure, Indigenous contractors, local suppliers and other activities in 2011-12.

The Value of Community Contributions in the Australian Minerals Industry

This report outlines the results of research (‘the research’) commissioned by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) to capture the dollar value and understand the types and forms of statutory and discretionary company spend on activities that may be of benefit to the Australian community.

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