Australia’s National Resources Statement

Date published:
2 February 2019

This statement was published under the previous Australian Government.

The National Resources Statement sets out the government’s policy and long-term reform agenda for the Australian resources sector.

It includes a 5 point action plan to:

  • deliver the most globally attractive and competitive investment destination for resources projects
  • open up new industries and resources regions
  • better focus the sector’s innovation, research and development on long-term, sectoral growth
  • develop and retain the world’s best workforce
  • deliver better outcomes for stronger and more engaged communities

This strategic long-term approach aims to position Australia’s resources sector as the world’s most advanced, innovative and successful.

Previous digital publication

We have simplified this publication to a PDF download only.

Access the previous digital publication on the Australian Government web archive.


Read our 2020 update on the National Resources Statement