Minerals Council of Australia - Latest News and Events
There is no evidence to suggest that Australian coal exports to China would be significantly affected by the proposed regulations of China’s National Development and Reform Commission.
Reports on draft new guidelines for China’s coal use and their impact on Australia’s coal industry are misleading and unnecessarily alarmist. China’s National Development and Reform Commission has issued proposed guidelines dealing with import restrictions applying at different coal quality threshold levels.
It is impossible to agree with the conclusions of the Institute’s report that the mining and resources sector has been a significant beneficiary of government largesse.
The former Secretary of the NSW Treasury has dispelled once and for all the “flawed analysis”, “distorted understanding” and “just plain wrong” claims by the Australia Institute about the mining sector.
The Independent Review of the 457 Visa Programme presents a sensible path forward in balancing the economy’s need for skilled labour and the imperative to ensure opportunities for Australian workers.
Australia’s role as a safe and reliable supplier of uranium to meet emerging economies’ growing demand for energy received another boost today with the awarding of exploration invitations in NSW.
15-16 October - Brisbane
The Australian Japan Coal Conference (AJCC) provides a forum for an exchange of views between Australian coal exporters and their major Japanese customers (power utilities, steel mills and cement manufacturers).
18-20 November - Adelaide
Held annually, the Sustainable Development Conference is recognised as the leading minerals industry forum to discuss and debate sustainable development and its practical implementation.
4-5 December - Darwin
The Summit will showcase the prosperity and potential for the Northern Territory minerals industry and debate the policies required to keep it strong. Celebrating 60 years of industry representation and the sector’s continued status as the bedrock of the Northern Territory economy, the Summit will address the issues, successes and challenges facing the industry.