Australian mining regions continue to have higher incomes and much greater employment than prior to the boom, and that the benefits created by mining will continue into the future.
The research by youth research agency YouthInsight found that only 30% of students surveyed had an interest in a career in mining or the mining equipment, technology and services sectors.
Tim Hammond, who is resigning from Parliament, has been praised by the Minerals Council of Australia for his work as Shadow Minister Assisting for Resources.
The US tax reform will have an enormous impact on worldwide company decisions and individual country tax reforms. This will have implications for Australia’s ability to compete for investment and its positive flow-on effects.
The interim chief of the Minerals Council of Australia, David Byers, has urged the National Energy Guarantee to adopt a number of new measures or risk further diminishing the country’s competitiveness in the international resources sector.
Nine other Australian mining industry bodies have also come out in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which was signed last week by the 11 member countries.
The Minerals Council of Australia has claimed that the mining sector will struggle to employ skilled workers in the future without changes to higher education and workplace relations laws it sees as stifling investment and innovation.
On a consolidated and attributable basis, contained metal in the Proven and Probable Mineral Reserve categories totaled 3 232kt of copper, 3 415kt of zinc and 130kt of nickel.