Minerals Council of Australia ( Minerals Council of Australia )

Minerals Council of Australia

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About Minerals Council of Australia

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.

The industry has been a key driver of higher living standards in Australia over the last decade, including through the global financial crisis (GFC). Reserve Bank of Australia research has found that between 2003-04 and 2011-12 the mining-related share of the economy (including the oil and gas sector) doubled to reach about 18 per cent of nominal GDP. Mining-dependent jobs in the economy grew to around 1.1 million by the end of the period. The minerals industry alone accounts for around half of Australia’s export earnings and pays among the highest tax rates in the economy.

Minerals Council of Australia press release, blog etc

06/21/2018 - 21:32 Victorias first female mine site general manager takes out 2018 Victorian Women in Resources
06/15/2018 - 12:02 Further clarity needed on Australias energy policy framework
06/11/2018 - 01:06 Inspirational Australian mining women recognised in Queens Birthday Honours
06/05/2018 - 11:27 Tax, regulatory reform needed to spur investment and jobs in Australian mining
06/03/2018 - 09:46 We also promote commercial relationships between our members.
05/22/2018 - 21:09 Australia-EU FTA would boost Australias network of Free Trade Agreements
05/17/2018 - 18:58 New uses for gold mean more opportunities for world-class Australian gold industry
05/08/2018 - 06:06 Structural reforms needed to deliver long-term economic prosperity
05/04/2018 - 01:09 Energy policy makers should remain technology neutral
05/02/2018 - 19:24 Fuel Tax Credit Alliance: Regional Australian industries reject Greens attack
05/01/2018 - 22:40 Australian mining industry thanks Tim Hammond MP for his contribution
04/26/2018 - 01:27 REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE COUNTERS ACTU CLAIMS OVER TRADE AGREEMENTS
04/20/2018 - 00:55 MCA WELCOMES PROGRESS ON THE NATIONAL ENERGY GUARANTEE
04/19/2018 - 17:26 NT ROYALTY PROPOSAL TO HIT MINING INVESTMENT
04/16/2018 - 02:15 Nominations open for 2018 Victorian Women in Resources Awards
04/10/2018 - 20:11 Minings company tax and royalty payments support Australias economy, essential service
04/10/2018 - 03:33 Ms Tania Constable PSM appointed as MCA Chief Executive
03/27/2018 - 21:02 Resources 2030 Taskforce can help fuel Australias future mining success