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Discussion paper

19 Oct 2017

The Minerals Council of Australia featured in 1,594 Australian news stories in the last year mentioning coal. This was three times more than iron ore, far more than any other mineral.

Yet only 16 of the MCA’s 45 members mine coal at all. Just 3 are entirely focused on thermal coal. The...

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Discussion paper

25 Sep 2017

Under the Abbott Government, Australia signed the Paris climate agreement, committing to reduce carbon emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030. The electricity sector will play a significant role in meeting these targets, as it accounts for 35% of the country’s total emissions.

A...

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Report

21 Sep 2017

On July 20, 2017, the federal government released plans to reduce protection of Australia’s marine environment. 40 million hectares of highly protected sanctuary areas could be removed from the country’s network of Commonwealth marine parks, an area twice the size of Victoria.

In the...

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Research report

28 Aug 2017

Little data is available to the public on the clean-up from the mining boom. State government agencies often lack basic information on how many mines are in operation, with still less published on closures and abandonments.

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Discussion paper

28 Jul 2017

Australian governments have been trying to develop northern Australia for a long time, with the latest policy papers and Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility just the most recent in a long tradition of generally unsuccessful attempts to entice more people to the continent’s north with the...

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Research report

17 Jul 2017

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Resource analysts Wood Mackenzie were commissioned by the Port of Newcastle to estimate the impact of Galilee Basin mines on the coal price and volumes produced by mines in the Hunter Valley and parts of Queensland.

Based on Wood Mackenzie’s analysis, the...

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Research report

07 Jul 2017

As Fiji prepares to chair climate talks in late 2017, Pacific leaders are gathering in Suva to consider what policies to push for. One should be a moratorium on new coal mines.

Australian government ministers are actively promoting subsidies to the world’s largest new coal mine, Adani’s...

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Research report

28 Feb 2017

Based on a survey conducted in 2016, the data in this study reveals that the small-to-medium (S2M) visual arts sector employs over 2,000 people, puts $100 million into the economy and produces 26,000 new art works each year - with a budget worth just 0.03% of Federal Government revenue. However...

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Research report

16 Feb 2017

As the mining boom winds down and the mining clean up boom begins, mine site rehabilitation and mine abandonment are emerging as major issues for Australian communities, governments and taxpayers. All stakeholders will need information on the status of mines and their rehabilitation efforts to...

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Briefing paper

18 Oct 2016

In NSW, groundwater users must pay to take groundwater which is traded in a market. However, in Queensland there is generally no cost for the take of groundwater beyond , a nominal fee to obtain a licence.

The provision of access to a public resource like groundwater without payment can...

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