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FOSTERVILLE GOLD MINE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM WINS 21st VICTORIAN MINE RESCUE COMPETITION

Fosterville Gold Mine Emergency Response Team (Crocodile Gold) has won a very competitive 21st Annual Victorian Mine Rescue Competition, proudly sponsored by the Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division.

POLICY BRIEF: FOR THE FORTY-FOURTH COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENT

The minerals industry (encompassing exploration, extraction and processing) is a major contributor to national income, investment, high-wage jobs, exports and government revenues in Australia. It operates in a global industry where competition for markets is intense, where investment opportunities abound in other resource-rich economies and where capital, people and technology are highly mobile.

SUBMISSION ON THE REGULATORY IMPACT STATEMENT AND DRAFT MR(SD) REGULATIONS

The Minerals Council of Australia, Victoria Division (MCA) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Regulatory Impact Statement and Draft Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (MR(SD) Regulations. The MCA does not support cost recovery to fund the State in carrying out its legislative responsibilities.

GEOGRAPHIC LABOUR MOBILITY - Submission on the Productivity Commission’s Issues Paper

Geographic labour mobility should be viewed a positive element in a growing, dynamic Australian economy. The role that it plays in efficiently allocating resources to their greatest value across the economy has been recognised by bodies such as the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Productivity Commission and the Ministerial Council on Skilled Migration. For example, the Reserve Bank has noted that the “movement of existing workers between different jobs has been an important mechanism facilitating changes in the industry and geographic structure of employment over the past decade… that facilitates adjustment to labour shocks and structural change”.1

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