Climate Change


MINERALS INDUSTRY WELCOMES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MOVES TO CUT GREEN TAPE

Today’s announcement of a framework for the streamlining of project approvals between the Commonwealth and the states establishes a clear pathway for long overdue reform of Australia’s cumbersome and inefficient green tape burden.

MINERALS INDUSTRY WELCOMES MOVES TO CUT GREEN TAPE

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to streamline project approvals between the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments today is an important step forward in reducing Australia’s cumbersome and inefficient green tape burden.

AUSTRALIA’S CARBON TAX: A BILLION DOLLAR DEADWEIGHT ON MINING

The cost of the carbon tax on Australia’s minerals industry now exceeds more than $1.2 billion a year when the price of emissions permits, the impact on diesel fuel and higher energy charges are included.

REDESIGN CARBON PRICING SCHEME – DON’T JUST TINKER WITH IT

Reports today that Federal Cabinet is considering changes to the carbon tax are an overdue acknowledgment that the climate scheme is causing unnecessary economic harm and destroying value in Australia’s mining industry. The coal sector in particular has been hit hard by the world’s biggest carbon tax.

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