The NSW Minerals Council’s latest annual member Expenditure Survey has found that in the last financial year the 27 participating NSW mining companies supported a record number of mining jobs and direct spending in NSW, helping the NSW economy out of the Covid-19 economic downturn.
With the cost of living a key issue for voters, and a state election approaching, the NSW Government recently decided upon a sudden market intervention. A price cap was imposed on all coal sold to NSW power stations in an attempt to reduce power bills.
The release of the Fraser Institute’s Annual Mining Survey shows that NSW has improved its ranking as an attractive jurisdiction for mining investment, however it’s clear more needs to be done as domestic and international competitors continue to outperform our state.
Men are playing an important role in increasing diversity and attracting and retaining women in the mining industry, including gender diversity advocate Tim Witney, a Production Manager at BHP, who won our Gender Diversity Award in 2019.