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Keynote speaker

Dr Amanda Murphy

Senior Advisor, Critical Minerals, Austrade

Keynote title

How do we get Australian critical minerals to the world? 

Keynote synopsis

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) helps grow Australia’s prosperity by accelerating the growth of exports and attracting foreign direct investment into Australia. Austrade promotes Australia as a global climate leader and trusted partner in our region. Austrade’s role in Australia’s Critical Minerals Strategy is to promote investment opportunities and facilitate commercial partnerships in critical minerals with trade partners in target markets. Austrade uses its global network to support companies looking for offtake and investment in Australian critical minerals projects, downstream processing, and value chain creation. 


Dr Amanda Murphy is a Senior Advisor in Critical Minerals at Austrade. With the help of Austrade’s international network, Amanda promotes Australia’s critical minerals capability internationally and engages closely with Australian companies and international off-takers and investors to develop Australia’s critical minerals sector.

Amanda joined Austrade in 2021 and has previously held roles in Trade and Investment Queensland and the Queensland Government Strategic Energy and Lower Carbon Policy Teams including working on the Queensland Government’s New Economy Minerals Initiative.

She has experience as a development geologist including working for Origin Energy on the Australia Pacific LNG Project during the formative days of the Coal Seam Gas industry in Queensland, developing a 400 well gas field in the Surat Basin. Amanda has a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) with first-class honours in Geology and Geophysics and the University Medal from the University of Sydney. She has a PhD in Engineering from The University of Cambridge.

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