Minerals Council of Australia Opening statement to Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport L

The Minerals Council of Australia supports the reforms contained in the Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 and urges the Senate to pass the Bill without delay.
More than 200,000 Australians are employed directly in the minerals industry, many in regional and remote communities.

MCA opening statement to the Joint Parliamentary Committee into Free Trade Agreements

The minerals sector strongly supports the pursuit, by successive governments, of bilateral and regional free trade agreements. Since 1983 Australia has completed nine bilateral agreements and one multi-party agreement and is currently negotiating seven new agreements. To varying degrees, all of these agreements have delivered real and practical benefits to Australia’s minerals exporting sector.