Australia does well when Australian minerals do well.

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An industry free of fatalities, injuries and diseases

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Strong partnerships with First Nations communities

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Building and sustaining respectful workplaces

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The Australian minerals industry underpins the nation’s prosperity

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Our Policies

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Energy and climate change

To achieve net zero emissions, Australia requires a stable policy framework enabling all low emissions technologies to participate in competitive decarbonisation of the economy.

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Economic Policy

Australian mining is a nation builder and global leader. It is Australia’s largest exporter, company tax payer and investor in infrastructure.

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Safety and health

The safety, health and psychological wellbeing of the mining workforce is the industry’s number one value and commitment.

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Sustainability

The Australian minerals industry is committed to responsible mining through continual improvement of environmental stewardship and social performance and by contributing to sustainable development.

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Trade and Investment

Trade, investment and economic co-operation maximise opportunities for Australia’s mining and minerals processing industry to boost national income, generate government revenue and create high value jobs.

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Workforce, innovation and skills

A highly skilled and technologically advanced future workforce will be required for the specialist mining occupations coming online.

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 Workplace relations

Australia needs a modern and adaptable workplace system that attracts investment, drives sustainable wage growth, supports communities and contributes to national prosperity.

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30 things

Mining provides the resources for modern life, technology and business.

The Australian minerals industry is a major contributor to national income, investment, high-wage jobs, exports and government revenues.

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Coal

Our high grade metallurgical coals are amongst the best in the world for modern steel making.

Coal

Our high grade metallurgical coals are amongst the best in the world for modern steel making.

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Gold

Gold's remarkable chemical and physical properties make it an incredibly useful material despite its high price. Australia’s gold exports generated $25.8 billion in revenue in FY2022.

Gold

Gold's remarkable chemical and physical properties make it an incredibly useful material despite its high price. Australia’s gold exports generated $25.8 billion in revenue in FY2022.

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Uranium

Australia has the world's largest endowment of uranium resources in the world, with around one-third of global resources.

Uranium

Australia has the world's largest endowment of uranium resources in the world, with around one-third of global resources.

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What’s New

ESG: Change for the better

How Australia’s minerals industry is addressing environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities.

By the Numbers

Mining is one of Australia’s most important economic sectors

and is a major job creator.

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17 out of 20 mining workers are permanently employed

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Acknowledgement of Country

The MCA acknowledges and pays its respects to past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website and linked publications may contain images or names of people who have since died.