The Hon Madeleine King MP Media Releases

Federal, state and territory resources and mining ministers have agreed to coordinate efforts to support the development of Australia’s critical minerals sector.

With the release of new data and four new Mineral Potential Maps, the Australian Government is supporting exploration for minerals such as zinc and associated critical minerals including cobalt, gallium, and germanium for use in renewable technologies.

India and Australia have reached a major milestone in working towards investment in critical minerals projects to develop supply chains between the two countries. 

Australian minerals are powering the global energy transition, with lithium production at a record high, according to the Australia’s Identified Mineral Resources (AIMR) report.

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King has met key industry and community groups to discuss how to best develop our critical minerals sector and to maximise benefits across Australia.

The Australian Government has released a new seabed map of the Bass Strait that shows the area in greater detail than ever before.

The Australian Government is calling for feedback on reforms to the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) that will ensure Australia has enough gas to meet domestic demand while protecting long-term international contracts.

The Australian Government and Asset Energy have reached an agreement to end ongoing litigation relating to PEP-11 and have filed proposed consent orders with the Federal Court of Australia.

The Australian Government has released guidelines for new grants to help develop Australia’s critical minerals sector, support downstream processing, create jobs across regional Australia and support global efforts to achieve net-zero. 

The Australian Government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will increase support to the Yangibana Rare Earths Project in Western Australia’s Gascoyne Region.