Resources 2030 Taskforce

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has announced a new Resources 2030 Taskforce in a speech at the National Press Club on 28 March 2018.

The Minister says Australia needs to develop new ways of working, new ideas and new technologies so our resources sector can seize the opportunities inherent in global challenges.

The taskforce will focus on policy areas that can attract investment, contribute to regional economic progress, build community support, simplify business, find new minerals, and ensure that Australia gets best use of its mineral resources before they are exported.

It will identify bold, attainable reforms to ensure the resource sector’s competitiveness and sustainability to 2030 and will present its findings to the Minister by August 2018.

The Australian Government will use the proposals put forward by the taskforce as a basis to develop a National Resources Statement by late 2018.

The Resources 2030 Taskforce members are:

  • Mr Andrew Cripps, former Queensland Minister for Natural Resources (Chair)
  • Mr Mike Henry, President Operations, Minerals Australia, BHP
  • Ms Joyce McCulloch, Mayor, Mount Isa City Council
  • Dr Chris Pigram, former CEO of Geoscience Australia
  • Mr Will Robinson, Managing Director, Encounter Resources Limited
  • Ms Erica Smyth, Chair, NOPSEMA Advisory Board
  • Mr Paul Flynn, CEO and Managing Director, Whitehaven Coal
  • Prof. Marcia Langton, Foundation Chair, Australian Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne
  • Ms Adrienne Rourke, General Manager, Resource Industry Network 

For more information

View the taskforce's Terms of Reference

Read the Minister’s media release

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