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The Critical Minerals Facilitation Office is the government’s central coordination point to help grow Australia’s critical minerals sector and position Australia globally as a secure and reliable supplier of critical minerals.
4 April 2022
The government has announced another loan through the Critical Minerals Facility to continue supporting Australian projects.
11 March 2021
Staff from the Critical Minerals Facilitation Office have been out and about (virtually), contributing to the national and international conversation on critical minerals.
26 October 2020
The government has released a new Australian Critical Minerals Prospectus to boost investment in critical minerals projects.
4 August 2020
Expanding supply and creating demand for Australia’s critical minerals, our achievements at a glance.
31 July 2020
An update on international engagements from the Critical Minerals Facilitation Office, including conferences and partnerships with the US and UK.
7 July 2020
Founding partners reaffirm shared interest in diversified, sustainable and ethical energy resource supply chains.
11 June 2020
The Critical Minerals Facilitation Office is partnering with Geoscience Australia to develop a web-based Critical Minerals Portal.
4 June 2020
The Critical Minerals Facilitation Office will collaborate with India under a new memorandum of understanding on critical minerals.
16 April 2020
The Critical Minerals Facilitation Office will lead a national roadmap for critical minerals development, endorsed by COAG Resources Ministers.
23 March 2020
Progress on international engagement with Japan, United States and Canada on critical minerals, including strengthening rare earths supply chains.
19 January 2020
The Office is here to position Australia globally as a secure and reliable supplier of critical minerals.