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Government Wrong on Proposed Limmen Park

The Minerals Council of Australia has called on the Northern Territory Government to urgently explain comments made yesterday by Minister Karl Hampton over its intentions regarding the Roper Region and the proposed Limmen Park.

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.

The Gillard Government’s hidden carbon tax on fuel will hit more than 1500 NT businesses

At least 1500 Northern Territory businesses face a new 6.2 cents per litre tax on fuel under the Gillard Government?s carbon tax. The figures were released earlier this week as part of The Minerals Council of Australia?s response to the federal government?s proposed Clean Energy Future Legislation. Under the proposed carbon tax, hundreds of NT businesses will face 6.2 cents per litre reduction in the diesel fuel rebate, with that impost increasing steadily as the carbon tax increases.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REFORMS TO NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION

The Federal Government?s proposed reforms to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC) align with the Minerals Council of Australia?s long-held advocacy for the overhaul of national environmental approval processes to ensure better environmental outcomes, reduced regulatory duplication and improved business confidence.

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