The MCA advocates consistent and balanced policy settings for:
  • 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 meeting its emissions reduction targets
  • Access to natural resources and competitive markets for land, water, energy, capital, production inputs, human resources, and end products
  • Mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous and local communities through engagement and capacity building
  • An industry free of fatalities, injuries and diseases
  • Improved environmental performance for sustainable ecosystems.


2018-19 Pre-Budget Submission

The MCA lodged its Pre-Budget submission in February 2018 in advance of the 2018-19 Commonwealth Budget. The submission urges the Federal Government to embrace further budget repair and productivity-enhancing structural reform.

Included in the submission are the results of an MCA survey of member companies on areas considered critical to improving productivity.