Coal - The hard facts.

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

Iron Country: Unlocking the Pilbra

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.

A Fossil Fuelled Future

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change acknowledges, a strong future for coal and lower CO2 emissions are not mutually exclusive.

The Benefits of the Boom

John Edwards has claimed that the mineral commodity boom had minimal positive impact on the economy, contributing no more than 3 per cent of GDP. In a new MCA Background Paper, economist Jonathan Pincus refutes this conclusion. Pincus finds that “the benefits of the boom as estimated by Edwards should be scaled up considerably, by up to a factor of four”.

COAL: Power to the People

New analysis by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research concludes coal “accounts for about 40 percent of all global electricity production” and “will likely maintain its dominant role for decades to come.”

Australia Institute Exposed

A new report by the former Secretary of the New South Wales Treasury makes it indisputably clear that the Australia Institute’s analysis of the mining sector cannot be trusted. The Institute is little more than the research arm of The Australian Greens party.

Australia’s Mining Boom

The Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics says the mining boom has had “broad, positive effects on the Australian economy”, supporting “increased employment, regional development and increased revenues for both federal and state governments.”

Australia’s Mining Boom

A Reserve Bank of Australia research paper found that by 2013 the mining boom raised real per capita household income by 13 per cent, increased real wages by 6 per cent and lowered the unemployment rate by about 1.25 per cent – the equivalent of 150,000 jobs.

Mining’s Tax Contribution

Over the last decade, revenues from company tax and royalties have totalled more than $156 billion. The mining industry’s share of company tax has trebled from 8 per cent to around 25 per cent over that time.

Australian Mining

These are stories of Australian Mining. They're the stories of our nearly 200,000 employees, and the 600,000 who earn their living in mining-related jobs.

Support for Coal

Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaking in Moranbah, Queensland on 13 October 2014.

Minerals Council of Australia - Latest News and Events


Today’s decision regarding the approval of the Carmichael coal mine by the Federal Court is the result of environmental groups exploiting a minor legal loophole.


For too long, debate on Australia’s current workplace relations system has been seemingly off limits.


The Minerals Council of Australia today released a new publication Delivering a low emissions coal future that details the technological transformation underway to sharply reduce the emissions associated with the coal-fired power generation.

Submission to the review of the Victorian Climate Change Act 2010

The MCA supports the development of polices and measures within the context of national and international deliberations on climate change.

MCA Submission to 457 Integrity Review: Training Fund Contribution Proposal

The MCA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection proposal to replace the current training benchmarks which apply to businesses sponsoring visa holders under the subclass 457 visa program with an annual training fund contribution.

7-9 Oct 2015 Fremantle WA

The annual Sustainable Development Conference is recognised as the leading minerals industry forum to discuss and debate sustainable development and its practical implementation.