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Analysis of the Long Distance Commuter Workforce Across Australia

This Report, ‘Analysis of the Long Distance Commuter Workforce Across Australia’, forms the second of a two-phase series of Reports. The first Report released in February 2013 titled, ‘Analysis of the Changing Resident Demographic Profile of Australia’s Mining Communities’, considered the demographic profile of the resident population in nine sampled Mining Regions across Australia.

CHANGES TO PROJECT APPROVALS LAWS ARE UNNECESSARY AND UNWELCOME

The Minerals Council of Australia strongly opposes the Federal Government’s planned changes to the Environment and Biodiversity Conservation Act relating to large coal mining developments and water resources.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

International Women’s Day is an important day to reflect on the work the minerals sector has done in attracting women to its workforce, as well as the work that still needs to be done.

2013-14 PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION

Australia’s minerals industry faced a more constrained environment in 2012 characterised by lower commodity prices, high industry costs and the scaling back of capital expenditure plans. While prices for some commodities have improved in recent months and past investments are beginning to bear fruit as higher export volumes, Australia’s capacity to secure maximum gains from further growth in global minerals demand is reliant increasingly on projects that are planned, but not yet under construction.

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