Submissions


Public Comment – Waste Management and Pollution Control Act Amendment Bill 2012

I refer to an invitation from your Ms Heidi Snell on 23rd February drawing our attention to the revised Bill and thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed legislation. This submission follows our earlier comments dated 27th January on the previous draft Bill. The Minerals Council of Australia represents Australia’s exploration, mining and minerals processing industry, nationally and internationally, in its contribution to sustainable development and society. MCA’s member companies produce more than 85 per cent of Australia’s annual mineral output.

2012-13 PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION

A sustained surge in mining investment and related activity is bolstering the Australian economy in the face of global economic uncertainty. Recovery in minerals production and exports following severe floods early in 2011 has underpinned the nation’s export performance with minerals exports (excluding oil and gas) reaching $154 billion in 2010-11 (52 per cent of Australia’s total exports).

Waste Management and Pollution Control Act Amendment Bill 2012

As you may be aware the Minerals Council of Australia represents Australia’s exploration, mining and minerals processing industry, nationally and internationally, in its contribution to sustainable development and society. MCA’s member companies produce more than 85 percent of Australia’s annual mineral output. Northern Territory members comprise more than 100 individual mining, exploration and service support companies operating in the jurisdiction and comprise 25 percent of the Territory’s gross state product, employing more than 4,600 people.

SUBMISSION ON “MEASURES TO EXTEND AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION” CONSULTATION PAPER

This submission is made by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), for and on behalf of the Australian minerals industry, in conjunction with State representative bodies of the industry. It has the support of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, the Queensland Resources Council, the New South Wales Minerals Council, the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy, the Victorian Division of the MCA, the Tasmanian Minerals Council and the Northern Territory Division of the MCA.

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