The Minerals Council of Australia welcomes the WA Government’s environmental approval of the Yeelirrie uranium project, following on from its recent approvals of the Mulga Rocks and Wiluna uranium projects.
The minerals sector welcomes new research undertaken by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science showing that new coal generation technologies can reduce Australia’s emissions sharply while providing reliable and affordable energy to households and businesses.
The coal industry strongly endorses the view of the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia regarding the critical contribution Australian coal can make to both Asian economic development and within Australia.
Victorians will soon see the results of the Victorian Government’s pernicious decision to triple the royalties paid by the state’s brown coal industry from 1 January. Energy suppliers will be forced to increase costs to consumers in Victoria as a result of the April 2016 decision.