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Senate Committees Review - The impacts on health of air quality in Australia

The Minerals Council of Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Senate Committee Review into the impacts on health of air quality in Australia. As you are aware, the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) represents over 85% of minerals production in Australia. The MCA’s strategic objective is to advocate public policy and operational practice for a world class industry that is safe, profitable, innovative, environmentally responsible and attuned to community needs and expectations.

2013-14 PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION

Australia’s minerals industry faced a more constrained environment in 2012 characterised by lower commodity prices, high industry costs and the scaling back of capital expenditure plans. While prices for some commodities have improved in recent months and past investments are beginning to bear fruit as higher export volumes, Australia’s capacity to secure maximum gains from further growth in global minerals demand is reliant increasingly on projects that are planned, but not yet under construction.

THE DRAFT NATIONAL HARMONISED REGULATORY FRAMEWORK: COAL SEAM GAS

The Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division (MCA) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Standing Council on Energy and Resources the Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for Coal Seam Gas (‘CSG Framework’).

SUBMISSION ON THE EPBC AMENDMENT (RETAINING FEDERAL APPROVAL POWERS) BILL 2012

The removal of the option to enter into approval bilateral agreements is a significant change to the potential functionality of the EPBC Act and diverges from the regulatory simplification reform agenda which has been underway since 2009. Given the significance of the proposed change, there is little to no explanation of the purpose of the change indicated with the Amendment Bill or the accompanying Explanatory Memorandum. More specifically, there is no explanation of ‘the problem’ the Amendment is intended to solve. The MCA therefore considers the proposed Amendment appears contrary to the COAG principles of best practice regulation (Principle 1: establishing a case for action before addressing a problem).

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