Investment and productivity keys to Australian mining jobs

MCA welcomes Labor’s announcement to bring together business, industry, unions and community representatives to discuss the future of productivity, workplace relations and the Australian economy.

Australia’s resources industry is the nation’s largest source of export revenue, employing approximately 240,000 Australians directly in highly paid, highly skilled jobs across our communities.

Improvements in productivity, cost competitiveness and enterprise flexibility are necessary if Australia is to unlock the growth potential across current and future mining projects.

Today’s announcement by Labor also foreshadowing reforms to greenfields agreements will provide greater certainty for new projects, This is vital in providing investors with confidence and making Australia an attractive destination for new capital investment.

It is essential Australia has a modern workplace system that supports productivity to sustain economic growth and the prosperity of all Australians.

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