About the Minerals Council of Australia

Minerals Council of Australia is the leading advocate for Australia’s minerals industry, promoting and enhancing sustainability, profitability and competitiveness. The leading advocate for Australia’s minerals industry, promoting and enhancing sustainability, profitability and competitiveness.

Minerals Council of Australia

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) represents a world-leading minerals sector that is dynamic, diverse, sustainable, and valued by all Australians.

Australia’s minerals industry is innovative, technologically advanced, capital intensive, and environmentally and socially progressive. The industry is a major contributor to national income, investment, high-wage jobs, exports, and government revenues.

The MCA engages with the community, other industries, industry and representative bodies, opinion leaders and other stakeholders to reinforce and raise awareness of the industry’s contribution to Australia and Australians.

The industry is committed to contributing to the sustained growth and prosperity of current and future generations through the integration of economic progress, responsible social development and effective environmental management.

The MCA advocates consistent policy settings for:

  • An industry free of fatalities, injuries and diseases, where everyone who goes to work returns home safe and healthy
  • Building and sustaining respectful workplaces
  • Improved environmental performance
  • Stronger relationships and partnerships with First Nations communities based on respect for local cultures, protection of heritage and the near and long-term social and economic aspirations, prosperity and wellbeing of those communities
  • An economic framework which supports global competitiveness, sustainable economic growth, low inflation, low interest rates and fiscal responsibility
  • A skilled, productive and flexible workforce and a modern workplace relations system
  • Streamlining state and federal approval processes while maintaining environmental protection
  • Promoting taxation reforms which reduce Australia’s internationally uncompetitive corporate tax rate
  • Delivery of reliable and affordable energy at least cost while putting Australia on a pathway to a zero emissions future
  • Access to natural resources and competitive markets for land, water, energy, capital, production inputs, human resources, and end products.
Our Advocacy

Australian mining is a global leader in providing the essential elements of modern life while growing the nation’s economy and sustaining regional communities.

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Health and safety

The safety, health and psychological wellbeing of the mining workforce – where everyone who goes to work returns home safe and healthy – is the industry’s number one value and commitment.

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Workplace relations

Australia needs a modern and flexible workplace system that attracts investment, creates and preserves jobs, supports communities and contributes to national prosperity.

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Social performance

Mining must earn and maintain the trust of regional communities to operate. This requires respectful and ongoing engagement, enduring community benefits and fair, transparent practices.

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Economic contribution

The resources sector pays the highest wages, generates substantial economic activity, pays significant tax and delivers more export revenue than all other sectors combined.

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Skills and training

Flexible learning, specialist training and stronger collaboration between industry and education providers will generate more highly skilled, highly paid jobs across regional Australia.

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To achieve net zero emissions, Australia requires a stable policy framework that enables all low emissions technologies to be developed, compete and contribute to decarbonising the economy.

Leadership & Teamboard

Our leadership team consists of passionate leaders with varied backgrounds

Andrew G Michelmore AO

Chairman

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Sherry Duhe

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Mike Erickson

Senior Vice President Australia

AngloGold Ashanti Australia Limited

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Paul Flynn

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Whitehaven Coal Limited

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Jamie Frankcombe

President - Australian Operations

Peabody

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Graham Kerr

Chief Executive Officer

South32

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Amanda Lacaze

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Lynas Rare Earth Limited

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Earl Melamed

Head of Global Coal Assets

Glencore

BCom, BAcc, ACA

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David Moult

Chief Executive Officer

Yancoal Australia Limited

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Suzy Retallack

Chief Safety and Sustainability Officer and Executive Australia

Newmont

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Geraldine Slattery

President, Australia

BHP

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Simon Trott

Chief Executive Officer - Iron Ore

Rio Tinto

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Daniel van der Westhuizen

CEO

Anglo American in Australia

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Gerhard Veldsman

Chief Executive Officer

Roy Hill

BEng (Mech), MEng (Mech)

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Michael Wright

Executive Chairman & CEO

Thiess

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Tania Constable PSM

Chief Executive Officer

Minerals Council of Australia

Mint Law, MBA, Grad Cert Econ.

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Annual Reports

Annual Report
2022 Annual Report

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Annual Report
2021 Annual Report

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Annual Report
2020 Annual Report

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Annual Report
2019 Annual Report

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2018 Annual Report

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2017 Annual Report

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2016 Annual Report

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