Minerals Council of Australia

Australia’s world-class minerals industry shows global leadership on sustainability

Sustainability in Action: Australian Mining and the Sustainable Development Goals, produced in partnership with Cardno, outlines the work of seven MCA member companies and the Minerals Tertiary Education Council to deliver improved environmental, economic and social outcomes for Australians.

Further clarity needed on Australia’s energy policy framework

A national coordinated approach to climate and energy policy is needed which recognises the energy and resource-intensive nature of the Australian economy. 

Structural reforms needed to deliver long-term prosperity in Australia

With resources accounting for more than half Australia’s total export earnings, it is clear that the minerals industry is important to economic prosperity.

Mining boom delivers record resource export revenues for Australia

Trade data from AUS Bureau of Statistics has confirmed importance of the mining industry to Australian economy and continuing benefits of the mining boom.

Reform overdue to drive growth and protect Australia from future downturn

Minerals Council of Australia’s pre-Budget submission warns that every year Budget repair is delayed puts Australia closer to the risk of an economic shock.

Australian minerals companies paying their fair share in tax — report

Aussie miners paid an effective tax rate of 51 per cent in 2015-16 in company tax and royalties – the second-highest tax ratio recorded since the survey began nine years ago.

Minerals Council of Australia launches project to boost sector

The Minerals Council of Australia is launching a research project to identify opportunities for Australia to boost mining and mining services exports and outward mining investment in Asia.

Aussie pro-coal campaign aims at boosting local industry

The Australian coal industry has launched a new coal advertising campaign – Coal: Making the future possible – that highlights the important role coal will play in the world’s future energy mix while reducing emissions.

Australian coal continues to underpin economic development in Asia

The Report confirms that Australia remains the world’s largest coal exporter, contributing more than $40 billion to the national economy.

New Chair of Minerals Council of Australia

Statement from Minerals Council of Australia

Australian coal exports to Thailand four times higher

The figures demonstrate that developing nations in South East Asia require high quality coal to meet increased electricity demand, powered by the growing urbanization of the population.

Positive long term outlook for Australia’s mining industry

There is cause for optimism in the resource and mining sector with export values forecast to increase by 35 per cent by 2020-21, according to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Resources and Energy Quarterly released today.

Mining exports continue to support Australia’s growth

Despite tougher market conditions, Australian miners have continued to drive record export volumes.

The Whole Story: New Publication Details Mining's Contribution to the Australian Community

The Minerals Council of Australia has today released a new publication The Whole Story that details the contribution that Australia’s mining industry makes to communities across Australia.

Asia shifting to modern coal powered generation

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) – Clean Coal Centre - has detailed the changing electricity generation landscape in the rapidly growing countries of South and East Asia.

Japan's comeback to nuclear power good news for Australia

Japan has been a long-standing market for Australian uranium exports, providing around one-third of their total uranium supply, valued at around $250 million.