In this issue

The newly established Resources 2030 Taskforce aims to help secure the Australian mining industry's future, ensuring its competitiveness and sustainability. We find out how the initiative is addressing investment, exploration, the environment and technological innovations to inform resource policies that will help Australia stay a leading producer for decades to come.

When it comes to sustainability, a number of companies and projects in Australia are already leading the way. We profile ten of the best, from education to clean power and more eco-friendly mining and processing techniques. 

Also in this issue, we find out how Western Australia can capitalise on its lithium resources by branching out into the production of battery chemicals, check in with Rio Tinto's expanding automated drilling operations in Pilbara, and speak to BHP about its drone-based site surveying project.

Plus, we learn how blockchain could help create more transparent supply chains, and hear from AMMA what working environments for miners will look like in the near future. 

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Ceri Jones, editor