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Hazelwood Power Station protest

Today?s protest rally at Hazelwood Power Station is based on simplistic and misleading claims and ignores the reality that without viable electricity generators, Victoria will be unable to fund the investments needed to further reduce carbon emissions from the state?s power sector.

Policy Transition Group - Issues Paper release

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) notes the release today of an Issues Paper by the Policy Transition Group (PTG). We will be examining the Issues Paper in detail in advance of consultations with the PTG.

NT Government’s Angela Pamela decision sends a dangerous message to minerals industry

The Northern Territory Government’s surprise announcement that it intends to oppose the development of Angela Pamela uranium deposit adds a new layer of sovereign risk for potential minerals projects in the NT.

New Executive Director, Minerals Council of Australia - Northern Territory Division

The Minerals Council of Australia has appointed Mr Peter Stewart as Executive Director of the Minerals Council of Australia ? Northern Territory Division. Mr Stewart brings a wealth of minerals industry experience to the position having most recently served as President (North America) of GMC Global and before that holding a range of positions with Burdekin River Resources, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Newmont and Normandy Mining Limited. He also spent three years as Director of Contracts and Procurement for the NT Government.
?Peter has been involved with the minerals industry for much of his working life and, with his experience in Government, will be an asset to the industry in the Territory as it continues to expand to meet the burgeoning global demand for Australia?s resources,? MCA Chief Executive Officer Mitch Hooke said.
Mr Stewart replaces Scott Perkins who joined the Northern Territory Resources Council in May 2008. The NTRC merged with the MCA last year.
Mr Bryan Quinn, General Manager of GEMCO and President of the MCA-NT Management Committee said Scott Perkins had done a great job advancing the interests of the industry.
?The industry greatly appreciates Scott?s efforts and determination to ensure that mining remains the backbone of the Territory?s economy. The Management Committee looks forward to working with Peter as the NT industry continues to expand,? Mr Quinn said.
Peter Stewart commences with the MCA NT on November 8.

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