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MINERALS INDUSTRY: INDIGENOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

The MCA is the peak national industry association representing exploration, mining and minerals processing companies in Australia. MCA members account for more than 85% of annual minerals production in Australia and a slightly higher proportion of mineral exports.

PASSAGE OF THE CARBON TAX THROUGH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The passage of legislation to introduce the world?s biggest carbon tax is a retrograde step for Australia. The Parliament has voted to reduce Australia?s standard of living, undermine the competitiveness of export and import- competing businesses and cut domestic jobs growth for no climate change gain. Australian real wages, productivity and national output will be lower as a result. This does not qualify as an economic reform.

GOVERNMENT’S HOLLOW WORDS LEAVE 950,000 MANUFACTURING WORKERS EXPOSED TO WORLD’S BIGGEST CARBO

The Federal Government?s declarations of support for Australian manufacturing have been undermined by new research showing that nine out of 10 manufacturing jobs are in firms that will be exposed to the full impact of the world?s biggest carbon tax.

NATIONAL WATER INITIATIVE 2011 ASSESSMENT

The Minerals Council of Australia welcomes the ongoing commitment of the Federa Government to continuing the development of market based mechanisms for secure, sustainable and efficient water access as outlined in today?s National Water Initiative 2011 Assessment.

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