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The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia appointed the Resources 2030 Taskforce to examine and make recommendations on how Australia’s resources sector can remain globally competitive and sustainable.

The Resources 2030 Taskforce delivered its final report to the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia on 21 September 2018. The taskforce has handed down a broad reform agenda with 29 recommendations to:

  • Ensure Australia has a sector-wide innovation system and institutions that position our resources sector at the global forefront
  • Promote the Australian resources sector as the best place to invest;
  • Provide a high-quality resources base for future generations;
  • Build stronger communities and stronger regions;
  • Improve the sector’s environmental performance; and
  • Develop the sector’s future workforce.

The Australian Government will use the proposals put forward by the taskforce as a basis to develop a National Resources Statement by the end of 2018.

The Taskforce report can be viewed below.


  • Mr Andrew Cripps, former Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines (Chair)
  • Mr Mike Henry, President Operations, Minerals Australia, BHP
  • Cr Joyce McCulloch, Mayor, Mount Isa City Council
  • Dr Chris Pigram, former CEO of Geoscience Australia
  • Mr Will Robinson, Managing Director, Encounter Resources Limited
  • Ms Erica Smyth AC, Chair, NOPSEMA Advisory Board
  • Mr Paul Flynn, CEO and Managing Director, Whitehaven Coal
  • Prof. Marcia Langton, Foundation Chair, Australian Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne
  • Ms Adrienne Rourke, General Manager, Resource Industry Network 
  • Prof. Stephen Smith, Professor of International Law, University of Western Australia

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Last updated: 24 September 2018

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