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Career Pathways in the Minerals Industry? Have your say!

Researchers interested in people’s career and work experiences in the Mining Industry want to hear from you (male or female) as part of their study. This research project explores the career experiences of men and women in the Mining Industry and looks at some of the structural conditions and work environments within the Mining Industry that might impact on people’s careers.

Workplace Relations: The policy principles of the Australian minerals industry

Reform of the Fair Work Act is needed to ensure Australian workplace laws support flexibility, choice and direct employer-employee relationships. Past workplace reforms were vital to the Australian minerals industry achieving a safer, more harmonious and more productive workplace environment based on a culture of individual enterprise, personal accountability, proper recognition of performance and mutual prosperity. By fostering a more adversarial framework, current workplace laws threaten these achievements.

JOBS AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES FOR PEOPLE IN REMOTE AUSTRALIA

The Minerals Council of Australia welcomes today’s announcement of comprehensive reforms to the provision of employment services in remote communities. The new Remote Jobs and Communities Program announced by the Federal Government today provides a flexible, seamless, community-driven model of service delivery for remote communities and particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

SOUND SCIENCE NOT POLITICS SHOULD DETERMINE LAND-USE

The Minerals Council of Australia – Victorian Division is profoundly disappointed by the Victorian Opposition’s call for a moratorium on coal seam gas exploration. The move reflects a poor understanding of the exploration processes involved in identifying coal seam gas deposits as well as the strong regulatory regimes in Victoria.

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