In delivering Australia’s new Critical Minerals Strategy, we pay our respect to our First Nations peoples, their elders and their ancestors who have always cared and continue to care for our lands, waters and communities.
First Nations people are the custodians of the lands and waters on which critical minerals mining and processing takes place. Their voices and knowledge are critical to the success and sustainability of the critical minerals sector. In the spirit of reconciliation, we are committed to listening to the voices and experiences of First Nations people and improving how First Nations people can be heard and represented. We will work to ensure the benefits gained from the growth of the critical minerals sector are shared by all Australians.
We thank First Nations people for their continuing custodianship of the Country that we live and work on today.