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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORT ON FLY IN, FLY OUT WORK

Today’s report on fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) and drive-in, drive-out workforce practices in Regional Australia, which likens long distance commuting to “cancer”, should be treated with a deal of scepticism.

MINERALS RESOURCE RENT TAX

Full crediting of royalties is a key feature of the MRRT’s design, one that ensures double taxation is avoided and that delivers a measure of stability and predictability to the overall tax burden on coal and iron ore projects, which are already at the upper end of global mining tax rates.

MINING BOOSTING REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

Incomes and educational attainment are higher, unemployment is lower and there are more families and working aged residents in Australia’s mining regions than in regional Australia more generally, a new demographic study shows. The study by KPMG for the MCA and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) compiles basic demographic profiles of the resident population in Australia’s nine main mining and resource regions for the first time.

Minerals Council of Australia NT DIVISION YEARBOOK 2012-13

During this year Mr Peter Stewart departed the Territory to take up a roll with one of our Senior Member companies. Dr Kevin Tuckwell stepped into the breach for several months, and I started in September. I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Mr Stewart for his tireless efforts in this role as a very strong advocate for the Northern Territory minerals sector, and Dr Tuckwell for providing me with one of the most comprehensive handovers I have ever experienced.

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