The MCA is the leading advocate for Australia’s minerals industry, promoting and enhancing sustainability, profitability and competitiveness.
The MCA represents a world-leading minerals sector that is dynamic, diverse, sustainable and valued by all Australians.
Australia’s minerals industry is innovative, technologically advanced, capital intensive, and environmentally and socially progressive. The industry is a major contributor to national income, investment, high-wage jobs, exports and government revenues in Australia.
The MCA engages with the community, other industries, industry and representative bodies, opinion leaders and other stakeholders to reinforce and raise awareness of the industry’s contribution to Australia and Australians.
The industry is committed to contributing to the sustained growth and prosperity of current and future generations through the integration of economic progress, responsible social development and effective environmental management.
The MCA advocates consistent and balanced policy settings for:
- An industry free of fatalities, injuries and diseases, where everyone who goes to work returns home safe and healthy.
- Building and sustaining respectful workplaces
- Improved environmental performance
- Stronger relationships and partnerships with First Nations communities based on respect for local cultures, protection of heritage and the near and long-term social and economic aspirations, prosperity and wellbeing of those communities
- An economic framework which supports global competitiveness, sustainable economic growth, low inflation, low interest rates and fiscal responsibility
- A skilled, productive and flexible workforce and a modern workplace relations system
- Streamlining state and federal approval processes while maintaining environmental protection
- Promoting taxation reforms which reduce Australia’s internationally uncompetitive corporate tax rate
- Delivery of reliable and affordable energy at least cost while putting Australia on a pathway to a zero emissions future
Access to natural resources and competitive markets for land, water, energy, capital, production inputs, human resources, and end products.