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Minerals Council of Australia

Jul 15, 2021
Employment mix underpins jobs lift – MCA

Employment mix underpins jobs lift – MCA

Harnessing a mix of employment models had helped the mining industry to triple its workforce in the past 20 years, the Minerals Council of Australia has told a Senate inquiry into job security. MCA deputy chief executive officer Sid Marris said Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showed 84 per cent of the workforce were permanent… ...

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Jul 12, 2021
Mining group weighs in on curriculum debate

Mining group weighs in on curriculum debate

Proposed changes to Australia’s primary and secondary curriculum threaten the success of its world-leading minerals sector, a peak group says.A Minerals Council of Australia submission has urged the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) to strengthen the earth sciences and mathematics curricula to educate more young Australians in STEM from an early age.”Encouragi...

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Mar 03, 2021
Initiative to enhance mining accountability

Initiative to enhance mining accountability

Australia’s minerals industry will introduce the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) system developed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and implemented worldwide among key mining nations. The Minerals Council of Australia said the system would further improve site-level performance through regular and transparent reporting on safety, environmental and social indicators. TSM would also show ho...

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Oct 31, 2020
Mining earnings stand firm as economy slows

Mining earnings stand firm as economy slows

The latest data from the Australian Bureau Statistics confirms the importance of the mining industry to the Australian economy, says the Minerals Council of Australia.Despite the overall economy contracting, mining industry GDP increased 4.9 per cent in 2019-20 and totalled $202 billion, MCA chief executive officer Tania Constable said. This made mining Australia’s largest industry,… ...

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Aug 03, 2020
Queensland leads the pack for mining jobs resilience

Queensland leads the pack for mining jobs resilience

The mining and energy sector is continuing to prove itself as a “life raft” for the Queensland economy, with new figures showing the state increasing its share of resource jobs nationwide. Research by CoverCard, released by the Minerals Council of Australia, shows there were 8785 new job advertisements across Australia within the mining industry between… ...

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Jul 08, 2020
Inclusion on the agenda in MCA online initiative

Inclusion on the agenda in MCA online initiative

The Minerals Council of Australia has launched an ongoing online survey to gauge what diversity and inclusion means to people in the mining industry. The survey is positioned on a diversity and inclusion webpage that kicked off last month, and MCA senior manager – media Peter Kos says it has drawn an encouraging number of… ...

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May 07, 2019
Study highlights job demand trends in mining

Study highlights job demand trends in mining

The growth in demand for mining workers has been highlighted in an independent pilot study undertaken for the Minerals Council of Australia. Job demand in blue-collar fields in the sector was up 120 per cent in the three months to November 2018 (16,000 positions) throughout Australia compared to the three months to March 2016 (6000… ...

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