Supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians
The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is integral to the government’s economic agenda.
As Australia manages the impacts of COVID-19 and rebuilds from the pandemic, the department has an important role to play in helping to create a strong, modern, more resilient and productive economy that delivers long-term prosperity.
The department will help drive productivity and economic growth, and to create new jobs and opportunities for Australia.
The resources sector is critical to building Australia’s economic resilience. The Government is committed to supporting ongoing private investment and support for mineral exploration.
To ensure our resources sector remains resilient to international trade challenges, the Government’s $20.1m Global Resources Strategy will help diversify and strengthen Australia’s resources exports in established and emerging markets. It will also promote Australia’s resources sector as an attractive investment destination, and a reliable and responsible supplier to the world.
Queensland has a vision for a future resources industry that is resilient, responsible, and sustainable. For a resources industry that grows as it transforms.
Right now, Queensland is already Australia’s resources powerhouse, with endless investment opportunities, world-class assets and a strong and stable legacy of discovery and development.
We have an abundance of the minerals, metals and traditional energy resources—metallurgical and thermal coal and gas—that the world needs. We have a sophisticated and well-established network of infrastructure and facilities, a highly skilled workforce and high-quality mining equipment, technology, and services.
Importantly, we also have a proven rigorous regulatory framework that facilitates economic development in the public benefit.
And as the world rapidly moves towards a decarbonised economy, we also have the new economy minerals (also known critical minerals) that global markets need to produce green technologies that will help them meet climate change targets.
With a strong and stable local economy, and a government committed to driving economic prosperity and a sustainable resources industry – all while preserving Queensland's unmatched lifestyle, attractions and natural wonders – this state really is the place to be.
Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive operations, with a broad range of future development options, provides many of the future-enabling metals and minerals for a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world and that meet the fast growing every day demands of billions of consumers. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and to mine, process, move and market our products to our customers – safely and sustainably.
As a responsible producer of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum group metals, premium quality iron ore and steelmaking coal, and nickel – with crop nutrients in development – we are committed to being carbon neutral across our operations by 2040. More broadly, our Sustainable Mining Plan commits us to a series of stretching goals to ensure we work towards a healthy environment, creating thriving communities and building trust as a corporate leader. We work together with our business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock enduring value from precious natural resources for the benefit of the communities and countries in which we operate, for society as a whole, and for our shareholders. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.
As a world-leading resources company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, our products are sold worldwide, with sales and marketing led through our Singapore location.
We're focused on the resources the world needs to grow and decarbonise. Copper for renewable energy. Nickel for electric vehicles. Potash for sustainable farming. Iron ore and metallurgical coal for the steel needed for global infrastructure and the energy transition.
A resources mix for today and for the future.
Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than commodities that advance everyday life.
We produce, process, recycle, source, market and distribute the commodities that enable decarbonisation while meeting the energy needs of today.
We employ around 135,000 people, including contractors in over 35 countries and have a global network of more than 40 offices.
We serve a wide range of industrial consumers, including the automotive, steel, power generation and battery manufacturing sectors.
We are a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the International Council on Mining and Metals, and are an active participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
Glencore recognises our responsibility to contribute to the global effort to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Our ambition is to be a net zero total emissions company by 2050.
For almost 150 years, Rio Tinto has been working to create materials the world needs: Aluminium for lightweight cars. Copper to help things work more efficiently – from renewables to the power in your home. Iron ore for the steel in the electricity infrastructure. Lithium for electric vehicles and battery storage. And many of the materials they produce are essential for the things in everyday life, too: Borates that help crops grow, titanium for paint – and diamonds that celebrate the best things in life.
More information on Rio Tinto’s growth, history, products, operations, sustainability commitments and investments can be found at riotinto.com.
We look forward to hearing all about Rio Tinto’s initiatives and innovations at the 2023 Congress.
As society seeks to create a sustainable future, the global demand for critical resources will increase. At The University of Queensland, our vision is knowledge leadership for a better world and we are educating the next generation of leaders and developing the new technologies to deliver for the public good, driven by the strength of our teaching, research and industry collaborations. Find out more at uq.edu.au
Solving complex challenges with data-driven insights from scientific analysis is core to the vision, mission and purpose of ALS. We have developed to become a global leader in the provision of testing, inspection, certification and verification solutions, and our passion for science to make a healthier and safer world makes us an enthusiastic sponsor of the World Mining Congress.
Founded and headquartered in Australia over 40 years ago, ALS has expanded and diversified to have a global presence in over 65 countries, through over 350 laboratories and offices. With origins in geochemical analysis, ALS is particularly well regarded in the provision of testing services for the global mineral exploration, mining and mineral processing industries. The quality and breadth of our geochemistry, mineralogy and metallurgy testing solutions, coupled with industry-leading environmental services make partnering with ALS a logical choice to create value for mineral resources project owners and society.
Curtin is a future-focused university, with campuses in Perth, Kalgoorlie, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.
We are recognised for our strengths in mineral and mining engineering education, being ranked second in the world by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.
Students learn in immersive facilities and engage with industry during their course, helping them graduate ready to make positive change.
Our Kalgoorlie campus in the Western Australian Goldfields is home to the historic WA School of Mines. Here, students can study a range of courses in mining, engineering, geology, and surveying, and have opportunities to gain hands-on experience with industry experts.
Curtin also undertakes industry-aligned research in this sector including mine site automation, decommissioning and site restoration, and chemical engineering.
Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the world's largest gold mining companies.
At Newcrest we’re known for our strong technical capabilities in exploration, deep underground block caving and metallurgical processing skills. We're committed to creating a work environment where everyone can go home safe and healthy every day, and where everyone actively contributes to this outcome; operating and developing mines in line with strong environmental, social and governance practices; developing a diverse workforce; and developing and maintaining strong relationships with our communities and governments.
Our vision is to be the Miner of Choice – one that is valued by our people and communities, respected by our partners, customers, suppliers and peers, and celebrated by our owners.
Our headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia with operating mines in Australia, Canada and Papua New Guinea.
Orica is one of the world’s leading mining and infrastructure solutions providers. From the production and supply of explosives, blasting systems, mining chemicals and geotechnical monitoring to our cutting-edge digital solutions and comprehensive range of services, we sustainably mobilise the earth’s resources. Safety is our priority. Always. Wherever we operate, we want our people, our customers and our communities to return home safely every day. Sustainability is at the core of what we do, and to us, sustainability and value creation go hand in hand. We are moving steadily towards our 2050 net-zero emissions ambition. Ultimately, our strength lies over our 148 years of history in championing safe and efficient mining and infrastructure technology through our talented and diverse workforce of over 13,000 people across our operations in over 100 countries.
AusIMM is the peak body and trusted voice for people working in the resources sector. We shape careers, showcase leadership, create communities and uphold industry standards. Representing a global community from more than 100 countries, we are committed to supporting people working in all aspects of the mining industry.
AusIMM offers outstanding professional development opportunities including world class mining conferences and leadership events, online learning and our extensive digital library to help build and accelerate careers. We host local and global networking opportunities to connect professionals with common goals and interests, and to help promote a safe and sustainable mining industry.
Komatsu are a global manufacturer and distributor of mining and earthmoving equipment.
For a century, Komatsu has been by your side with unmatched quality, reliability, insight and support. Through manufacturing and technology innovations, we partner with you to create the solutions needed to achieve a sustainable future where people, businesses and our planet can thrive together, whilst creating lasting value for your business.
Willow is the digital twin for the built world. Through our software, Willow creates a digital replica of a built asset, to measure, optimise, and expand the asset's lifecycle. In mining, the WillowTwin™ platform focuses on identifying constraints to measure and mitigate production impacts.
Willow works across the mining, real estate, rail, airports, and new build industries.
GSS was formed in 2008 with a strong client focus and the goal of developing and supplying state-of-the-art geotechnical software to Australian collieries that can be readily used for rock mass characterisation and pillar/ground support design. The software is now licensed by most Australian collieries and our new goal is to provide this technology to other underground coal industries.