The Australian Government has launched a new strategy to elevate Australia as a world powerhouse in the minerals that will underpin the industries of the future including agritech, aerospace, defence, renewable energy and telecommunications.
Feedback is being sought from across the resources sector and interested community members to help shape new regulations for Victoria’s mines and minerals exploration industries.
Western Australia’s resources industry experienced record sales of $127.4 billion in 2018, according to statistics from the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
Rio Tinto has completed commissioning of the $1.9 billion ($A2.6 billion) Amrun bauxite mine on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia.
Industry data published in a new report show Australia’s mining boom is still going strong, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said.
The Queensland Government should stand up for the state’s coal industry, a sector responsible for at least 20,000 local jobs and $3.8 million in annual royalties, not kow-tow to disruptive activist groups hell-bent on stopping new projects, says Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA.
The Territory Government has granted a mineral lease for a new lithium mine that has the capacity to create up to 150 jobs during construction and 90 during operation.
Earthworks will now commence on a lithium processing plant in Western Australia that will create hundreds of extra jobs and provide benefits to thousands of local businesses.
Surging coal, iron ore and LNG exports have made a major contribution to Australia’s trade surplus for October 2018, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said.
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has congratulated Rio Tinto on achieving its first shipment of bauxite from its Amrun project on Cape York six weeks early.