Photo composite shows our 2 ministers smiling and a group photo at the conference. Our minister is holding Geoscience Australia’s report on critical minerals.

Left to right: Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, the Hon Madeleine King, with Canadian Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Hom Jonathan Wilkinson; Minister King with our Secretary, Meghan Quinn, Geoscience Australia colleagues and others at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada conference.

The Joint Statement by Canada and Australia on Cooperation on Critical Minerals  sets out shared priorities on critical minerals.

Australia and Canada will work together to:

  • advocate for robust ESG credentials to be built into global critical minerals supply chains
  • help develop supply chain transparency and traceability to ensure fair market practices 
  • closely coordinate our approach to critical minerals supply chain security and sustainability
  • support bilateral mining and service sector trade and investment
  • explore joint research and development exchanges and investment 
  • share information and best practices for reconciliation and economic inclusion for Indigenous Peoples in critical minerals projects.

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia released the statement with the Canadian Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. The minister travelled to Canada to attend Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, a global mining conference. The minister also met with Canadian officials and industry on the critical minerals needed to support low-emissions technologies. 

Australia’s Critical Minerals Office will work with Canada’s Department of Natural Resources to support these shared priorities.