2016 MCA Environment and Communities Workshop

The inaugural ‘2016 MCA Environment and Communities Workshop – Together for the Long Haul’ is a one-and-a-half day workshop designed to both inform and challenge practitioners’ thinking on a range of important issues facing the industry around land access and community engagement, tailings management and rehabilitation and closure.


Reducing Australia’s uncompetitive company tax rate would primarily benefit wage-earners and consumers, promote innovation and stimulate new foreign investment and economic growth. This is the principal finding of this report by one of the world’s most respected analysts of international corporate tax regimes.

Australian Mine Rehabilitation

While mining projects bring significant community benefits to regional areas during their operation, mining is finite in nature and just one of many possible uses for the land over time. Responsible environmental management over the entire life of the mining operation is essential for successful rehabilitation.

The Whole Story

The Whole Story demonstrates the scale of the mining industry's investment across health and safety, environmental management, innovation in low emissions technology, Indigenous economic development and the provision of local services.

Realising Australia’s Uranium potential

Our new uranium report provides an economic analysis of the uranium industry contribution to the Australian economy, as well as its potential in the years ahead under various assumptions and scenarios.

Coal. It’s an amazing thing.

Whichever way you look at it, this little black rock provides many benefits to our economy, wages, infrastructure and everyday lifestyle.

Coal - The hard facts.

Over the last decade, coal use has grown more strongly than any other energy source.

Iron Country: Unlocking the Pilbara

The vital importance of the iron ore industry to Australia’s modern prosperity is widely recognised. Less appreciated perhaps is the industry’s remarkable back-story.


#Untappedpotential showcases the facts about the uranium industry and the benefits it can provide to the Australian community including the creation of hundreds of jobs.

Minerals Council of Australia

Representing Australia's exploration, mining and minerals processing industry

Australian minerals industry annual parliamentary dinner

On Wednesday October 12 2016, the Minerals Council of Australia hosted the annual minerals industry parliamentary dinner.
Speeches were given by the Chair of the MCA Board, Dr. Vanessa Guthrie, Prime Minisyer Malcolm Turnbull, Chief Executive of the MCA Brendan Pearson and Mr Chris Salisbury, head of Rio Tinto’s iron ore operations.

MTEC Key Performance Measures 2016

MTEC collects enrolment and destination data from minerals departments across the disciplines of mining engineering, minerals geoscience, and metallurgy at partner universities.

Opening Statement to the JSCOT Inquiry into the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

As you know, the Minerals Council of Australia represents small, medium and large firms engaged in the exploration, extraction and processing of minerals and energy resources.  The minerals industry is Australia’s largest exporter, with exports of $175 billion in the last year. 

Submission to ARPANSA on the Draft Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situaions

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) welcomed the opportunity to provide input to ARPANSA on the draft code.  The MCA commended ARPANSA’s graded approach to regulation and recommended that advice be provided to regulators on the graded approach and its practical application.

Submission to the ICRP on Dose Coefficients for NHB Environmentally Exposed to Radiation

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) welcomed the opportunity to provide a submission to the ICRP on the draft report for consultation.  The MCA recommended the ICRP provide additional guidance for practical application of its main findings.


Mr Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to meet with the Committee today.  The minerals sector welcomes the Paris agreement as an important step forward in securing a durable path to progressively lower global greenhouse gas emissions.