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EUROPE’S CARBON PRICING SCHEME PROTECTS EXPORTS, AUSTRALIA’S CPRS DOES NOT

The Minerals Council of Australia will not support a carbon pricing system that fails to maintain the international competitiveness of Australia?s export industries. The Rudd Government?s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) did not adequately protect Australia?s export sectors and should not be the template for the new carbon pricing scheme.

Angela Pamela Uranium Mine – Opposition to Establishment

The Northern Territory Government?s decision to oppose the establishment of the Angela Pamela mine near Alice Springs will act as a further disincentive to develop the NT?s minerals industry. During parliamentary sittings in Alice Springs this week, an NT Government motion - carried 13 votes to 12 - endorsed the Government?s opposition to the establishment of the Angela Pamela uranium mine.

Minerals Resource Rent Tax

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) welcomes the announcement that the Australian Government supports the recommendations on the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) made by the Argus-Ferguson Policy Transition Group
(PTG). This is a further step in delivering renewed confidence to the Australian minerals industry consistent with the July 2010 Heads of Agreement between the Gillard Government and major mining companies. The Government?s support for
the recommendation that all State and Territory royalties should be credited vindicates the industry?s position on the clear language of the Heads of Agreement. That debate is over.

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