The report prepared for the Minerals Council of Australia by Port Jackson Partners, on Australia’s minerals competitiveness, that was released yesterday is mostly an indictment of PJP’s clients, the members of the MCA.

Resource companies signed export contracts for iron ore, coal and LNG without having any idea where the labour was going to come from to build the projects. Now they’re blaming everybody else for the fact that costs have blown out and they’re losing market share.