Sharpen up to seize the critical mineral opportunity


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Australia can transform the fossil fuel-based mining sources of its modern prosperity as part of the world’s clean energy transformation. But becoming the premier destination for mining investment needed for this transformation requires national recognition of what this would take, starting with the federal government. In a new report, BHP calculates that Australia’s share of global mining export revenues has doubled to 13 per cent since the early 2000s as the China boom fuelled demand for iron ore and coal. A report says “recent examples of sudden and unilateral changes in tax and royalty regimes … have put future Australian...