MCA submission to Inquiry into impediments to business investment

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics inquiry into impediments to business investment.

The Australian resources sector makes a significant contribution to growth, incomes and employment in Australia. Resources companies employ approximately 220,000 people in high-wage, high-skilled jobs, predominantly in remote and regional Australia. Average earnings in the resources sector are around $140,000 a year, more than 60 per cent higher than the average for all industries.

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