February marks the first anniversary of the release of the National Resources Statement.
The National Resources Statement sets a long-term vision for Australia to have the world’s most advanced, innovative and successful resources which delivers sustained prosperity and development for all Australians.
In the first year of its implementation, the government has made significant progress towards achieving the statement’s policy goals. We have done this by working closely with industry, states and territories, communities and our international partners.
Australia’s resources sector is also growing. Since we released the statement, we’ve seen record earnings in resource and energy exports.
In 2019 we launched two plans to grow the resources industry and create jobs:
Exploring, promoting and developing new onshore and offshore resource prospects:
Positioning for economic opportunities and new jobs, including to meet global demand for new technologies, such as renewable energy, electric vehicles and smart phones:
Creating new opportunities with trading partners and the G20, including new resources partnerships signed with Japan and the United States:
Ensuring all government regulation is efficient, and meets the needs of industry, investors and the community:
Investigating new ways of achieving efficient and effective use of fossil fuels, while reducing Australia’s carbon footprint:
Working with states, territories and councils to maximise local economic opportunities and ensure communities benefit from a strong resources sector:
As we work toward 2030, the government will continue to pursue the long-term vision and resources agenda under the National Resources Statement. It will also continue to support investment, develop new regions, build new industries and create new jobs for all Australians.
Download a printable summary of these achievements, Australia’s National Resources Statement: 2020 Update [1.91MB PDF]