The MCA is made up of more than 90 full members and over 30 associate members
The MCA is the peak industry body representing companies that produce most of Australia’s minerals output and generate export earnings worth at least $290 billion a year. The MCA has a reputation for uncompromising advocacy on the issues that matter most to Australia’s mining sector and related industries.
Members benefit from the MCA’s advocacy efforts on issues such as economic and fiscal policy, taxation policy, climate and energy policy, Indigenous affairs, education and skills, safety, labour and deregulation.
The MCA also energetically represents and promotes the benefits of the minerals industry to Australian communities and the national economy.
Membership of the MCA is open to companies operating in, or with an interest in, the Australian minerals industry.
Full Membership is extended to companies directly involved in mining, prospecting or contracting activities relating to the obtaining, concentrating, smelting or refining of minerals.
Application for Associate Membership is open to companies which carry on as their principal business the supply of equipment, materials, services or capital to a company eligible for Full Membership.
Membership of the MCA also brings with it a number of expectations, specifically:
A company is eligible to be a Full Member of the MCA if it's principal business is the exploration, production and/or processing of minerals, or in providing mining activity contract services to such companies, operating in Australia.
A company is eligible to be a Full Exploration Member of the MCA if it is carrying on as its principal business in Australia prospecting or mining operations for the purpose of obtaining any mineral or the exploration, production and/or processing of oil and gas.
An company is eligible to become an Associate member of the MCA if that organisation is ineligible for Full Membership under clause 6.1(b) of the MCA constitution.
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