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TIME TO GET VICTORIA’S MINING SECTOR MOVING

The Minerals Council of Australia – Victorian Division has today presented its case for economic and regulatory reform in its pre-Budget submission. Victoria continues to remain prospective for a wide range of minerals, but Victoria’s reputation as a place for mining investment is poor and declining. A recent survey of 802 minerals companies by the global investment think-tank The Fraser Institute found that Victoria was the least attractive state for mining investment in Australia.

VICTORIAN MINING STILL MIRED IN RED TAPE

A new report by KPMG for the Minerals Council of Australia ? Victorian Division shows that despite regular commitments to reduce the regulatory burden on the mining industry in Victoria, the level of red tape in the state has been steadily increasing. Successive Victorian Governments since 2004 have launched independent inquiries, commissioned reports, and undertaken extensive consultations to reduce the unnecessary regulatory burden on the minerals industry.

ESTATE SERVICES WINS 6th VICTORIAN SURFACE MINE RESCUE COMPETITION

The Estate Services Emergency Response Team has won the 6th Victorian Surface Mine Rescue Competition. Estate Services provides emergency response at TRUenergy?s Yallourn Coal Mine in the Latrobe Valley. Estate Services took out the overall Competition Trophy as well as trophies for Industrial rescue, team skills and the theory exercises.

SECURING THE FUTURE OF THE VICTORIAN MINERALS INDUSTRY

Victorians are missing out on millions of dollars in economic development because the state has lost its status as an attractive investment destination for exploration and mining and is losing potential projects to other states, according to the Minerals Council of Australia?s Victorian Division.

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