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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 taskforce delivered its final report to the Minister in September 2018. It handed down a broad reform agenda and 29 recommendations that aim 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
  • 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.

Read the Resources 2030 Taskforce Report.


  • 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: 15 November 2018

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