A modern licencing framework for Victoria

While exploration is the lifeblood of minerals development, Victoria’s share of total exploration expenditure in Australia has contracted sharply since the 1990s.  Modernising the state’s tenure framework could assist to reverse this trend.

The MCA Victoria, in consultation with current and past explorers, has developed a proposal for a modern tenure framework could improve investor certainty, better reflect exploration and project timeframes and reduce administrative burden.  The framework also includes mechanisms to constructively address concerns about land turnover an

Submission to Senate Select Committee on Red Tape Inquiry into Environmental Approvals

Delays and uncertainty in project approval processes pose a significant risk to the minerals industry’s global competitiveness.  The submission outlines major areas of unnecessary red tape, duplication and complexity across environmental approval processes.

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry on Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation in Australia

As a starting point for reform, an objective of horizontal fiscal equalisation must be developed that aims to deliver a degree of equity, incentives for states to develop their economies and stability in state public finances.


The Minerals Council of Australia has released its preliminary submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry on the way the GST is distributed between Australia’s states and territories.

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