Government launches critical minerals strategy

Derek Barry
By Derek Barry
Updated April 2 2019 - 11:25pm, first published April 1 2019 - 4:25am
Critical minerals are vital components in 21st century technologies such as smart phones.

The federal government has launched a new strategy to elevate Australia as a global powerhouse in the minerals that will underpin the industries of the future including agritech, aerospace, defence, renewable energy and telecommunications.


Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.