VIC Submissions


Submission to the Review of the Standards for the Regulation of Vocational Education and Training

“The MCA submission to National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) Review of the Standards for the Regulation of Vocational Education and Training Consultation Paper is an initial contribution to the consultation process leading to a new set of National Skills Standards for the VET sector in late 2013. “The submission was completed with the assistance of the Chamber of Mines and Energy of Western Australia, the Queensland Resources Council and Skills DMC and heavily emphasises the direct link between industry-led training and VET quality.

2012-13 VICTORIAN PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION

The MCA represents Australia’s exploration, mining and minerals processing industry, nationally and internationally, in its contribution to sustainable development and society. MCA member companies produce more than 85 per cent of Australia’s annual mineral output. The MCA’s strategic objective is to advocate public policy and operational practice for a world-class industry that is safe, profitable, innovative, environmentally responsible and attuned to community needs and expectations.

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.

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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