Driving critical minerals partnerships: Leveraging the US-Australia alliance
By James Bowen
Governments and businesses must not only pursue critical minerals priorities domestically. They must also cooperate internationally to leverage national advantages, achieve sufficient scale, establish trade and investment rules and relationships, and improve ESG standards.
Australia can be a vital critical minerals partner in the Indo-Pacific. It has world leading geology and existing production for many in-demand minerals. It has a supportive industrial and policy ecosystem for developing these minerals in a secure, profitable, and sustainable way. Many of Australia’s economic and strategic partners are already eager to cooperate on these objectives.
Driving critical minerals partnerships is a series of reports on the most important Australian critical minerals partnerships. This series explores key opportunities, challenges, and policy priorities for these partnerships. This first report in the series focuses on critical minerals in the Australia-US alliance.