Climate Commission heart in the right place but head still out on the wind farm

Climate Commission heart in the right place but head still out on the wind farm

July 04, 2013

Real action to reduce pollution and emissions and protect the environment is an important priority for governments, and an issue that businesses and industry must take seriously. Unfortunately many of the so-called solutions presented to date damage the Australian economy, put jobs at risk and offer no real alternatives.

Federal Government must hold EDO to account

July 03, 2013

The Federal Government must provide safeguards to ensure that new funding it is providing to the NSW Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is not used to provide assistance to extreme anti-mining activists who are intent on economic sabotage and continuously break the law in pursuit of their political agenda.

Renewed NSW focus on approvals process welcome

July 03, 2013

The NSW mining industry has welcomed the NSW Premier’s renewed focus on the urgent need to reduce ‘green tape’ and duplication in the state and federal planning systems.

Massive cost of planning delays revealed: Jobs and billions of investment gone

Massive cost of planning delays revealed: Jobs and billions of investment gone

July 01, 2013

NSW will pay a high economic price including the loss of billions of dollars in mining revenue and thousands of jobs if mining projects continue to be subjected to approval delays of 12 months or more, according to new research undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

Sydney will feel the shockwave as thousands of mining jobs and billions in royalties leave NSW

Sydney will feel the shockwave as thousands of mining jobs and billions in royalties leave NSW

July 01, 2013

Mining in NSW is facing the toughest conditions in two decades and while mining regions will bear the brunt of the storm, Sydney will also be hit by the shockwave as investment and revenue leave our borders for interstate and international competitors.

Hunter calls for coal industry plan

June 29, 2013

The NSW Government is being strongly urged to develop a clear strategy that demonstrates its support for a stronger mining sector following a Roundtable of Hunter community and business leaders in Newcastle.

NSW Greens energy strategy would slash jobs and trash the economy

June 25, 2013

By their own admission the Greens' policy to kill off the coal industry, launched today, would slash thousands of jobs in NSW and cost taxpayers over $147 billion to 2031 – that’s without including losses in mining royalties, currently returning around $1.3 billion each year to the State Budget.

Template Land Access Agreement

June 25, 2013

Today's surprise withdrawal of support for the land access arrangement template by NSW Farmers is disappointing, particularly given it is based on the alleged actions of one company.

Responsible NSW Budget but challenges remain

June 18, 2013

The NSW Government’s 2013-14 Budget has been welcomed by the NSW Minerals Council as an important step in bringing the state’s finances under control and injecting some valuable investment into the mining regions that contribute so much to the NSW economy.

Cattleman and coal mine unearth the formula for shared success

Cattleman and coal mine unearth the formula for shared success

June 13, 2013

NSW Minerals Council reveals latest case study to highlight coexistence between agriculture and mining

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