The companies paying millions to the Minerals Council

Between July 2018 and June 2019, the Minerals Council of Australia received $22.9 million in revenue from payments over $13,800. This revenue primarily comes from fees paid by member companies of the lobby group.

Member companies include some of Australia’s biggest mining, engineering, law and professional services firms. These companies often claim to want climate action – but if they were serious about the climate crisis, they would Cut All Ties with the coal lobby.

We need to hold these companies to account for paying millions to the Minerals Council to undermine action on climate change. Take action and call on these companies to Cut All Ties: 

The following companies are currently listed as members of the Minerals Council of Australia, and in the 2018-19 Financial Year paid $13,800 or more to the lobby group. This information is drawn from the Minerals Council of Australia’s website and their 2019 AEC return:

Rio Tinto $                         3,341,733.00
Glencore Australia Holdings Pty Limited $                         3,315,600.00
BHP Group Limited $                         3,281,645.00
Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd $                         1,455,364.00
Newmont Australia Holdings Pty Ltd $                         1,368,988.00
Peabody Energy Australia Coal $                         1,352,855.00
Yancoal Australia Limited $                         1,337,033.00
COAL21 Ltd $                         1,159,636.00
Newcrest Mining Limited $                         1,143,498.00
Whitehaven Coal Limited $                              504,239.00
Thiess Pty Ltd $                              438,161.00
AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd $                              425,711.00
MMG Limited $                              398,154.00
Centennial Coal Company Ltd $                              397,633.00
Idemitsu Australia Resources Pty Ltd $                              384,985.00
Downer EDI Mining Pty Limited $                              306,709.00
Fosterville Gold Mine Pty Ltd $                              224,687.00
St Barbara Limited $                              223,765.00
New Hope Corporation Limited $                              182,496.00
Jellinbah Group Pty Ltd $                              167,750.00
Energy Resources of Australia Ltd $                                     71,832.00
Bloomfield Collieries Pty Ltd $                                     66,548.00
Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific Pty Ltd $                                     48,730.00
Macmahon Holdings Limited $                                     41,582.00
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd $                                     40,100.00
Orica Australia Pty Limited $                                     37,740.00
GHD Pty Ltd $                                     31,110.00
EnergyAustralia Pty Ltd $                                     29,223.00
Omya Australia Pty Limited $                                     28,383.00
AMC Consultants Pty Ltd $                                     27,123.00
KPMG $                                     26,440.00
Herbert Smith Freehills $                                     25,050.00
Ernst & Young $                                     23,780.00
Mandalay Resources $                                     22,843.00
Ashurst Australia $                                     22,090.00
Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd $                                     21,330.00
PricewaterhouseCoopers Services Pty Ltd $                                     20,640.00
WesTrac Pty Ltd $                                     20,460.00
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia $                                     19,875.00
Castlemaine Goldfields Limited $                                     19,693.00
Adani Mining Pty Ltd $                                     17,093.00
Boss Resources Ltd $                                     16,668.00
Rex Minerals Ltd $                                     15,873.00
Cameco Australia Pty Ltd $                                     15,293.00
Arafura Resources Limited $                                     15,053.00
Verdant Minerals Ltd $                                     14,898.00
Minter Ellison Lawyers $                                     14,758.00
Vimy Resources Limited $                                     14,193.00


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