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Queensland to secure critical partnerships

Queensland’s critical minerals industry is set to be bolstered by new partnerships with US government and industry representatives.

Queensland’s critical minerals industry is set to be bolstered by new partnerships with US government and industry representatives.

State Resources Minister Scott Stewart will head to the US this week to secure investment into Queensland’s critical minerals sector.

Stewart will be accompanied by North America Trade Commissioner Viki Forrest, and the delegates will meet with senior government officials and resource industry investment firms in Washington and New York City.

“As demand continues to surge for the critical minerals needed to build wind turbines, solar panels and storage batteries, Queensland will be at the forefront of the next global resources boom,” Stewart said.

“This is why I am heading to the United States next week, to negotiate future partnerships and secure Queensland’s legacy in this new industrial revolution.

“This is about more than promotion, it’s about securing the next generation of jobs for Queensland, diversifying and decarbonising the global economy, and securing the state’s future economic prosperity.”

These meetings will also tie into the international connections objective under the Queensland Critical Minerals Strategy.

“The Critical Minerals Queensland office will play a key role in delivering the Queensland Critical Minerals Strategy and it’s exciting to see the office becoming a reality,” Stewart said.

“We want Queensland to be a global leader, supplier and manufacturer of critical minerals, and this trade mission to the US… will help get us there.”

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