The MCA thanks Senator Matt Canavan for his service to the world-leading Australian minerals industry as Minister for Resources and Northern Australia.
Senator Canavan delivered untiring and passionate support for Australia’s minerals companies and workforce and regional communities as a Cabinet Minister in the Morrison Government.
He worked closely with the MCA and our member companies to secure and maintain the growth and success of Australia’s resources industry to create new jobs, strengthen regional communities and drive economic growth.
In particular, mine workers from pits to ports across the country appreciated Senator Canavan’s staunch support for their jobs and industry.
Most recently, he established the Critical Minerals Facilitation Office to help Australia become a global supplier of rare earths and critical minerals. Advances in computing, manufacturing, energy and transport are being made possible by critical minerals found in Australia.
The next Minister for Resources and Northern Australia will have big shoes to fill as they build on Senator Canavan’s passionate advocacy for the development of Australia through a globally competitive and sustainable minerals sector.
The MCA wishes Senator Canavan and his family all the best as he continues as a Nationals Senator for Queensland.