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2030 RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET WILL HARM AUSTRALIA’S COMPETITIVENESS

Policy measures to require an increase in the share of renewable energy to 50 per cent by 2030 will be economically costly, punish household and industrial energy users and harm Australia’s competitiveness.

CHINA AUSTRALIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT: CFMEU CAMPAIGN

The minerals sector is disappointed that the Federal Opposition has associated itself with a scaremongering CFMEU campaign against the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).

INDUSTRY BLUEPRINT FOR FUTURE MINERALS EXPLORATION

Ensuring Australia remains a premier supplier of mineral commodities relies critically on the discovery of new mineral deposits. Exploration carries significant financial risk, with only a small fraction of expenditure resulting in the discovery of viable mining deposits.

MCA opening statement to the Joint Parliamentary Committee into Free Trade Agreements

The minerals sector strongly supports the pursuit, by successive governments, of bilateral and regional free trade agreements. Since 1983 Australia has completed nine bilateral agreements and one multi-party agreement and is currently negotiating seven new agreements. To varying degrees, all of these agreements have delivered real and practical benefits to Australia’s minerals exporting sector.

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