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Industry Concerned on Talk of Limmen Park Announcement

The Minerals Council of Australia has raised concerns over what it believes is an imminent announcement by the Territory Government on the proposed Limmen Park in the Roper Region and has raised concerns at the timing of any announcement in the lead-up to the Territory elections. The Executive Director of the Minerals Council of Australia - NT Division, Mr Peter Stewart said that he believed that an announcement declaring a park was imminent despite raising concerns around the lack of consultation and highlighting various interests in the region.

STOPPING COAL EXPORTS STRATEGY

The elaborate strategy to disrupt, delay and destroy coal mining projects revealed today is a direct attack on Australia’s national interest. The coal industry, which employs tens of thousands of Australians and generates more than $50 billion per year in export revenue, is vital to Australia’s economic well-being and energy security. Without an increase in coal exports, Australia would have slipped into a recession during the Global Financial Crisis.

LIFT THE SPEED LIMIT ON THE ECONOMY: MCA PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION

Realising the opportunity of the mining boom and lifting the speed limits of Australia’s economy at a time of global economic uncertainty should be the focus of the 2012-13 Budget. The MCA is urging the Government to shift gears from spreading the benefits of the boom (through higher and ineffective taxes like the carbon tax, ad hoc spending and increased regulation) to tackling the real challenges of fiscal sustainability, productivity growth, expanding supply-side capacity and enhancing the economy’s structural flexibility.

2012-13 Pre-Budget Submission - Overview

Realising the opportunity of the mining boom and lifting the speed limits of Australia’s economy should be the focus of the 2012-13 Budget. The Government needs to shift gears from “spreading the benefits” of the boom (through higher taxes, ad hoc spending and increased regulation) to tackling the real challenges of fiscal sustainability, productivity growth, expanding supply-side capacity and enhancing the economy’s structural flexibility.

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