UWA Public Policy Institute’s Advisory Board Chair, Professor Stephen Smith, has been appointed to the Australian Government’s Resources 2030 Taskforce.
The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan MP, announced Professor Smith’s appointment today.
The Resources 2030 Taskforce was established by the Federal Government in March to identify reforms to secure the future of the sector. The Taskforce will report its recommendations to the Minister by the end of August.
Minerals and energy resources are one of UWA’s key research strengths, and also an area of significant policy expertise, for example through the Law School’s Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law run by Professor John Chandler and Professor Richard Bartlett, and also through academic leaders in Science and Engineering.
“The resources sector will continue to be one of the main contributors to our economy in the decades ahead, and will continue to drive regional growth and development,” Minister Canavan said.
“Professor Smith brings a wealth of experience to the taskforce with his experience and insights into resource investment and trade relationships,” Minister Canavan said.
“The Government will use the Taskforce’s findings to develop and deliver a National Resources Statement before the end of this year. This will be a long-term – and I hope bipartisan – vision to strengthen the sector so that Australia remains a world-leading resources nation.”
David Stacey (UWA Media Manager) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716