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.

Address to the 2015 Minerals Council of Australia Industry Seminar

Ladies and Gentlemen, as the Chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) it is my pleasure to welcome you formally to Minerals Week 2015 and, in particular, to this Industry Seminar today.
I think you will agree, the MCA has put together an extraordinary program this year.

Speech to the Annual Minerals Industry Parliamentary Dinner

Prime Minister, Your Excellencies, Ministers and Members of Parliament, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Good evening.
Let me begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of this land, the Ngambri people and pay my respects to Elders, both past and present.

Address to the Minerals Week Parliamentary Dinner

The Prime Minister, Parliamentarians, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Minerals Council of Australia’s Parliamentary Dinner.

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