Submissions


FIFO AND DIDO IN THE AUSTRALIAN MINERALS INDUSTRY

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) is pleased to make a submission to the House Standing Committee on Regional Australia for consideration in the Inquiry into fly-in fly-out (FIFO) and drive-in drive-out (DIDO) in the Australian workforce. The submission primarily focuses on the operational workforce of the Australian minerals industry.

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.

CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE LEGISLATION

This submission is made by the Minerals Council of Australia in conjunction with the Australian Coal Association, the Australian Uranium Association, the Chamber of Mines and Energy Western Australia, the Queensland Resources Council, the New South Wales Minerals Council, the Minerals Council of Australia (Victorian Division), the Tasmanian Minerals Council, the South Australia Chamber of Mines and Energy and the Minerals Council of Australia (Northern Territory Division).

INQUIRY INTO GREENFIELDS MINERAL EXPLORATION AND PROJECT DEVLOPMENT IN VICTORIAN

The Victorian Minerals industry has the potential to continue to be an important contributor to Victoria?s growth, particularly in regional and rural Victoria. For the sustainable future of the industry, the policy and regulatory framework must be balanced between promoting investment in the State, good practice and the expectations of the community in an efficient way with a minimum but appropriate level of direct control of economic agents by government authorities. 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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