Media Releases

November 27, 2015

Rio Tinto Approves Amrun (South of Embley) Bauxite Project

Rio Tinto will expand output from one of the world’s premier bauxite deposits following approval of the $1.9 billion Amrun...
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November 9, 2015

Boyne Smelters Begins Aluminium Can Recycling

In time for National Recycling Week (9-15 November), Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) is now operating Queensland’s only and Australia’s largest...
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June 29, 2015

Climate Policy – Broad Alliance Points to Common Ground – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE Monday 29 June 2015 BROAD ALLIANCE POINTS TO COMMON GROUND ON CLIMATE POLICY The Australian Climate Roundtable, an...
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April 8, 2015

Aluminium sector calls for final RET resolution

The Australian Aluminium Council responded optimistically to the news of Labor leader Bill Shorten’s announcement of support for a 33,500...
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September 30, 2014

Phillip Strachan of Rio Tinto Alcan appointed AAC President

The Australian Aluminium Council has appointed Phillip Strachan (President and Chief Executive Officer, Bauxite & Alumina, Rio Tinto Alcan) as...
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August 28, 2014

Warburton Review calls for significant RET changes

The AAC noted that the RET Review Panel had acknowledged that the RET was impacting electricity prices for trade exposed...
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May 29, 2014

Crunch time for the future of Australian Aluminium

The Australian Aluminium Council called for the carbon tax to be repealed and for the burden of renewable energy subsidies...
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July 30, 2013

What Market? – Is there really a deep domestic gas market in Australia?

“We do not have a functional domestic gas market in Australia,” said Miles Prosser, Executive Director at the Australian Aluminium...
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November 26, 2012

Aluminium Closures Turn 360°

Today’s roll-out of the multilingual website www.aluminium-closures.org marks the start of the pan-European promotional campaign titled ‘Aluminium Closures – Turn...
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November 9, 2012

Inquiry needed to fill gas gap

Following the release of the Federal Government’s Energy White Paper, manufacturers from across Australian industry are today jointly calling for...
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October 18, 2012

Gas pressures put squeeze on alumina

The current state of Australia’s natural gas markets is squeezing out investment opportunities for the Australian alumina refining industry –...
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October 10, 2012

AAC Releases 2011 Sustainability Report

The Australian Aluminium Council (AAC) today released its 2011 Sustainability Report. The report provides details on the performance of Australia’s...
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June 1, 2012

Rio Tinto Alcan – Ship sensor a world-first for Reef preservation research

A landmark three-year, $1 million research project, announced today by Rio Tinto Alcan, CSIRO and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation,...
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September 7, 2011

Aluminium Council Releases 2010 Sustainability Report

The Australian Aluminium Council (AAC) today released its 2010 Sustainability Report. The report provides details on the performance of Australia’s...
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July 10, 2011

Government locks in costs blow-out for Australian Aluminium producers

Today’s carbon pricing announcement will hit Australia’s aluminium industry many times harder than our overseas competition and will make Australian...
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