Category Archives: Mining

“There is no place for economic sabotage dressed up as activism”

Scott Morrison gave a very good speech to the Queensland Resources Council last Friday. I particularly enjoyed this bit at the 7 minute mark: I hear a lot about progressivism at the moment. It sounds like a lovely word, you can … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Mining | 2 Comments

Cross Post: Brendan Pearson Why is Australia the only place in Asia where HELE coal generation isn’t clean?

The central organising principle of the Finkel review is the adoption of a technology neutral approach to energy policy. Although that is an important step forward, the review falls short of its own guiding principle in two fundamental respects. First, the … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post, Mining | 66 Comments

The Australian Mining Industry Third Annual Lecture: Marcia Langton

The text of the lecture can be downloaded here.

Posted in Mining | 35 Comments

Scream Test: ABC edition

This comment made on Q&A Monday night is causing a kerfuffle: You’re more right likely to be killed by a refrigerator, in the United States, falling on you. As Rowan Dean pointed out on Tuesday – within hours 22 refrigerators … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Mining, Shut it down. Fire them all., Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 267 Comments

Guest Post: Roy E Waleed Aly misses the bus on declaring the death of coal

Waleed Aly’s business card still reads ‘jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none’, despite recent embarrassing incidents.  His self-appointed expertise on pretty much anything and his self-righteous attitude on everything makes him the poster boy of the left, however some of his recent comments question how … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Guest Post, Mining | 31 Comments

Gains from agility. From the “you couldn’t make it up” file

h/t Grace Collier today. Pity about the paywall, but read on. Punch the words “Australia Business Financing Centre” into your browser and your mind will boggle at the possibilities. The Australia Business Financing Centre, in its headline, says “Australian Government … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Financial Services, Mining, Rafe, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 56 Comments

Naming the enemy:The progressive left as a religion of hatred and division


Posted in Cultural Issues, Education, Ethics and morality, Freedom of speech, Global warming and climate change policy, International, Media, Mining, National Security, Oppressive government, Politics, Politics of the Left, Rafe | 49 Comments

Australia should export more uranium

Ash de Silva and I have a report published by the Minerals Council coming out later today. We make a case for Australia exploiting and exporting more of its uranium reserves. In addition to its considerable endowment, Australia has an … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Mining | 36 Comments

Must reading by Brendan Pearson

Brendan Pearson, CEO of the Minerals Council, has an excellent op-ed in the AFR today. For those (few) of you who missed it: –*– In his remarkable 1962 essay, In Defence of Politics, British political theorist Bernard Crick warned that “boredom … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Blainey: Mining and the Australian People: The long view

Last Wednesday evening Geoffrey Blainey delivered the Minerals Council of Australia Inaugural Industry Lecture. It was a magnificent affair. Geoffrey Blainey must have spoken for 45 minutes without notes and told a wonderful story.

Posted in Australian Story, Mining | 19 Comments