Australia's resources sector has underpinned rising incomes and prosperity for decades. It is the nation's largest source of export revenue, provides high-paid jobs for 240,000 people and pays billions to governments each year in taxes and royalties that fund new roads, schools and hospitals.
The industry is able to deliver these benefits because it is a global leader in technological innovation and one of the world’s most productive resources industries.
More than just a driver of economic growth in Australia, the industry is also an essential part of global supply chains. It helps create the transportation networks, clean energy systems and hi-tech products that lift the living standards of billions of people around the world.
And the industry meets the world's growing demand for steel, energy and critical minerals with an unwavering commitment to sustainability, community engagement, rehabilitation and greenhouse gas reduction.
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