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Australia and Indonesia have signed a trade deal that will bring greater opportunities for Australia’s mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies.
Technology adoption and innovation in the resources sector will have significant impact on hiring, with industry employment projections set to increase over the next five years, a report by advisory firm Ernst and Young (EY) confirmed.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has decried anti-mining advocates in a speech to the Minerals Council in Canberra as the coalition government revealed new plans for mining.
Australia’s resources exports delivered a record $248 billion in revenue in 2018, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) stands behind the Federal Opposition’s national strategy to develop the country’s hydrogen sector, noting that “Australia is already leading the way”.
The QRC and CFMEU have joined forces to criticise an Australian Greens Party proposal to ban thermal coal mining in the Galilee Basin, Queensland.
Victorian Minister for Resources Tim Pallas has announced successful tender for six local explorers in the Stavely mineral province of Western Victoria.
Commonwealth Government’s Resources 2030 Taskforce has released recommendations to enhance the performance and competitiveness of Australia’s resources sector, which are the first since the late 1990s.
Labor Party plans to introduce new labour hire (temp) licensing regulations have been shot down by mining advocates as unfair to workers in the resources sector.
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has claimed in a recent government submission that Australian mining reform has stalled, particularly in terms of streamlining project approvals and modernising workplace relations.
In 2017, Australia recorded its highest-ever annual level of coal exports – valued at $57 billion – making it Australia’s second largest export. Coupled with that, Australia is predicted to be the leading LNG exporter by 2022.
Mining industry organisations such as the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and Queensland Resources Council (QRC) have backed the Turnbull Government’s 2018 federal budget.
The high-profile ‘Change the Rules’ campaign on worker rights by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has come under criticism from both the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA).
Northern Territory Treasurer Nicole Manison has revealed state budget plans to introduce increased royalties on the mining industry, a situation the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) has called “an absolute disaster for the Northern Territory economy”.
The Australian mining sector doubled its economic contribution over the last year thanks to massive tax increases in 2016–17, according to David Byers, interim chief executive of the Minerals Council of Australia.
Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) interim chief executive David Byers has commented on the Australian Government’s energy policy, the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), stating that it must provide a “technology-neutral approach”.
An annual global mining survey from Canadian think tank the Fraser Institute has cited the attractiveness of Australian mining prospects and policy competitiveness as being on the wane.
The Minerals Council of Australia is to go ahead with advertisements expressing the benefits of coal despite warnings from prominent member BHP that they would pull out of the organisation by the end of 2018 if it continued to do so.
An independent study by Deloitte Access Economics, the Minerals Tax Survey 2017, has revealed that the Australian minerals industry paid an effective tax take ratio of 51 per cent in the 2015–16 financial year.