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ARE WE STILL THE LUCKY COUNTRY?

Speech by Mr Don Argus AC to the Minerals Council of Australia?s biennial tax conference - In October 2009 I delivered a paper to the Melbourne Mining Club titled ?Being lucky is not enough?. In that speech I talked about how Australia could remain competitive in uncertain times and how we could foster strong sustainable growth into the future for the benefit of all Australians.

Minerals industry tax data - survey results

The survey finds the tax take from the larger miners has been relatively stable in recent years. The royalty tax take averaged 16.4% between 2007-08 and 2009-10, while the total tax take averaged 41.5%

Government Wrong on Proposed Limmen Park

The Minerals Council of Australia has called on the Northern Territory Government to urgently explain comments made yesterday by Minister Karl Hampton over its intentions regarding the Roper Region and the proposed Limmen Park.

Victorian Planning System Ministerial Advisory Committee review

The Victorian Minerals industry has the potential to continue to be an important contributor to Victoria’s growth, particularly in regional and rural Victoria. Over recent years the State has lost market share in minerals activity to other states and is no longer seen as prospective or an attractive place to invest. However, the substantial contribution of the mining sector to Melbourne’s economy is indisputable.

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