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One-Stop-Shop for Environmental Approvals MCA Member Briefing Note

One-stop-shop model: State planning systems will be accredited under national environmental law to create a single process covering both State and Federal environmental assessment and approvals, underpinned by a single set of conditions and a single set of biodiversity offsets, if required.

2014 MCA Parental Leave Toolkit

The minerals industry understands that equitable and effective parental leave arrangements are an essential element of the modern workplace. Over recent years, there have been a number of regulatory changes and broader developments that have shaped the policy environment for minerals companies.

19 PER CENT EMISSIONS REDUCTION TARGET WILL DESTROY AUSTRALIAN JOBS AND LIVING STANDARDS

Reports today that the Climate Change Authority is proposing a 19 per cent emissions reduction target by 2020 demonstrates that the CCA has lost touch with reality. With thousands of jobs already lost due to a softening economy and failed climate policies like the carbon tax, the last thing Australia needs is one of the world’s harshest emissions targets.

Fuel Tax Credits are not a subsidy

Mining, fishing and farming operate “off road”. Fuel excise was introduced in the 1920s for the specific purpose of road funding. It was extended to diesel in the late 1950s to help cover the cost of road building and maintenance. Originally, miners did not pay excise tax at all on diesel for off road use. This reflected a simple point – the mining industry builds and maintains its own roads. The design of the current scheme, whereby fuel tax is paid and later credited, is simply a means of easing the administrative burden on government.

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