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Australia's Global Resources Strategy promotes the Australian resources sector. It supports Australia to be the most globally attractive and competitive investment destination.

The strategy supports:

  • resources and Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) companies to strengthen global competitiveness
  • the resources sector to be the most commercially viable investment destination
  • Australia to meet the global demand for energy resources and technology minerals

The Australian Government committed $20.1 million in the 2021-22 Budget to:

  • identify new markets for our resources commodities and critical minerals
  • facilitate opportunities for expanding trade with these markets

The strategy is part of a whole-of-government effort to build resilience to trade shocks and other challenging market conditions.

The strategy will help maximise Australia’s long-term economic opportunities and job creation by expanding the sector’s export opportunities.

Key initiatives

  • Detailed analysis of current and emerging market opportunities for Australian mineral and resources exports for government and exporting businesses
  • Leveraging Australia’s existing Free Trade Agreements and other trading arrangements with new and existing partners in South East Asia and the Indo-Pacific to aid businesses to gain access to these markets
  • Working closely with our partners to build strong and stable supply chains which are resilient to global trade challenges
  • Support for our critical minerals sector to grow and consolidate Australia as a supplier of choice for of critical elements for the global low-emission technology market
  • A strong focus on our world-leading and innovative METS sector including supporting METS businesses to maximise their export potential

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