Australia and the EITI

Standing on Our Strengths COMPANYBy Aleisha Parr View in E-Magazine With its incredible abundance of natural resources, Australia has long been at the forefront of international discussions on extractive industries practices, often setting the standard for progressive governance. However, that conversation has begun to shift focus with the rapid popularity enjoyed by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which aims to “strengthen governance by improving transparency and accountability in the extractives sector.” The mission of the EITI begins by acknowledging that, “when governance is weak, the extraction of such resources can result in poverty, corruption and conflict.” However, the extraction […]

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Strategic Resources

There are 17 classified rare earth elements, many of which have strategic purposes. Rare in name only, these elements are anything but scarce as they are found all over the world. The challenge rare earth elements pose is during extraction, as they exist in low concentrations and are difficult to separate from one another.

June 24, 2017, 8:19 AM AEST