Policy papers


Australia’s iron ore industry has capitalised on a decade of unprecedented volume and price growth to create a market position stronger after the commodities boom than it was before.  As a result, the industry is likely to contribute in excess of A$600 billion to the economy over the next decade, more than over the decade from 2005 to 2014.

New MCA study supports China Australia Free Trade Agreement

The China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), to be formally signed today in Canberra, is a watershed achievement in Australia’s relationship with China.

New Publication - Powering Regional Australia: The Case for Fuel Tax Credits

The Fuel Tax Credits Coalition today released a new publication, Powering Regional Australia: The Case for Fuel Tax Credits, designed to promote a balanced and informed debate on the purpose and impact of the FTCS.

Minerals industry priorities for regulatory reform

A period of wide-ranging microeconomic reform beginning in the 1980s delivered significant improvements in Australia’s policy and regulatory environment. However, industry confidence in Australia’s regulatory performance has declined in the last decade as regulatory burdens have grown and processes have degraded.

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