According to the ABS mineral exploration expenditure is up $61.6 million, or 9% to $744.9 million.
Concerns about agreement making emphasis in the bill.
AMEC launches critical minerals prospectus of its own.
Say it will incentivise investment and increase training opportunities.
Minimum standards expected to reduce the imbalance Aboriginal groups face.
QRC wants a bipartisan commitment to a Resources Industry Development plan.
Briefing to be held on September 10.
Exploration spending rose 11.9% to $683.3 million.
Lithium has bright future but lobby groups believe government support is needed.
Laws being amended to simplify approvals for mining developments.
Program of work approval times also to be cut.
Facility nearing fully capacity.