Media Releases

Xenophobia and flawed projections behind Greens mining report

Today?s xenophobic report by the Greens on the globalised nature of Australia?s mining industry relies on flawed projections to make a crude case for punitive new taxes on the minerals sector. All Australians have real ownership in Australia?s minerals industry and real equity in its economic prosperity. Millions of Australians share in the wealth generated by Australian mining operations either as:


The release of Exposure Draft legislation on the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) is an important milestone in the Government?s proposed resource taxation reforms. Guided by the recommendations of the Argus-Ferguson Policy Transition Group (PTG), the draft legislation provides the basis for further public consultation on the legislative design of the MRRT.

The proposed Carbon Pricing Scheme - MW 2011

Minerals Week 2011 - Seamus French, Chief Executive Anglo American Metallurgical Coal. Global action has stalled, time is needed to “get it right”. The CPRS is completely out of step with current and proposed schemes in the EU and US with its design driven by revenue raising not carbon reduction

Minerals Week 2011 Seminar Chairmans speech

Good morning, and on behalf of the Minerals Council of Australia - welcome to Minerals Week 2011. It has been a remarkable 12 months since we last met, across all the dimensions affecting our businesses ?the global economy, the capital and product markets and Australian public policy.

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