Create diverse, resilient and sustainable supply chains through strong and secure international partnerships
We will supply processed critical minerals to diversify global markets and support Australia’s access to priority technologies. This includes working with international partners to build secure, resilient and sustainable supply chains that reduce market concentration. We will enhance our high environmental, social, and governance (ESG) credentials and our status as a trusted and reliable trading partner.
Build sovereign capability in critical minerals processing
We will move up the critical minerals value chain and increase Australia’s footprint in downstream processing. We will make high-value products that build new industries and strengthen our domestic resilience to supply chain shocks.
Use our critical minerals to help become a renewable energy superpower
We will unlock our vast potential as a major supplier of the critical minerals needed to decarbonise the global economy. Australia’s critical minerals sector will help the world decarbonise, including enabling Australia to reach our own legislated targets of 43 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero by 2050.
Extract more value onshore from our resources – creating jobs and economic opportunity, including for regional and First Nations communities
We will ensure Australian communities benefit from the sustainable growth of the critical minerals sector by:
- creating new industries, including mineral refining and processing, and the manufacture of clean energy technologies
- supporting secure, well-paying jobs with skills pathways for future generations
- establishing genuine partnerships and sharing benefits with regional and First Nations communities
- advancing gender equality.