Submissions


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.

Industry Comments – Mineral Royalty Guidelines

As you’re aware the Minerals Council of Australia represents Australia?s exploration, mining and minerals processing industry, nationally and internationally, in its contribution to sustainable development and society. MCA?s member companies produce more than 85 percent of Australia?s annual mineral output. Northern Territory members comprise more than 100 individual mining, exploration and service support companies operating in the jurisdiction and comprise 25 percent of the Territory?s gross state product, employing more than 4,600 people.

MINERALS RESOURCE RENT TAX: SUBMISSION ON PRELIMINARY EXPOSURE DRAFT LEGISLATION AND EXPLANATORY MEM

This Submission is made by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) in conjunction with the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, the Queensland Resources Council, the New South Wales Minerals Council, the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy, the Victorian Division of the MCA, the Tasmanian Minerals Council and the Northern Territory Division of the MCA. It responds to the release for public comment on 10 June 2011 of preliminary exposure draft (ED) legislation for the introduction of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT). This Submission does not restrict the scope for any of the aforementioned organisations to make further submissions on matters specific to the interests of their respective memberships.

Coal Tenure Regulation in the Northern Territory

Thank you for your letter of 27th May and the opportunity to make comment on the above draft discussion paper. We have reviewed your discussion paper and have incorporated our initial feedback which is general in nature and assumes that the Department of Resources will continue to consult with all key stakeholders, including Minerals Council of Australia NT Division (MCA-NT), as your views crystallise.

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