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Have your say on the future of the WA mining industry

· 300 words, 1 min read

We know that the professional, technical and ethical leadership of people working in resources is fundamental to the success of Western Australian industry.

The mining and resources industry is a key pillar of Australia’s relationships with trade, economic and strategic partners around the world. This is true not only in respect of Australia’s well established export commodities, but also in the fast-moving technological development driving market demand for critical minerals such as lithium, vanadium, cobalt and rare-earth elements.

The Western Australian Economics and Industry Standing Committee is currently investigating how to identify intergenerational challenges and opportunities for the Western Australian economy out to 2041.

The committee’s terms of reference take into consideration:

  • the current structure of the WA economy
  • key factors driving current demand for WA exports
  • key factors that will affect demand for WA exports into the future
  • actions being undertaken by relevant stakeholders to plan for identified trends in demand for WA exports
  • key factors affecting inbound investment in major sectors of the WA economy.

AusIMM is working with the Committee as part of this inquiry, to ensure the strategic role of Australian resources and our industry ethical, technical, professional excellence receives due consideration to capture opportunities and de-risk challenges.

Your voice on resources as a driver of Western Australia’s strong economic future

We invite you to review the Committee’s terms of reference and provide your views to us.

In doing so, you can contribute to AusIMM's ongoing engagement with the Australian Government and play a part in our shared role as the Trusted Voice for people in resources.

We encourage members to forward their feedback on the draft Bill to the Policy team via or on our website's feedback form by 5 November 2021.

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