Help shape the future of mining research

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Australians have the chance to shape the future of mining research in this country.

The CSIRO has commissioned a survey to explore the attitudes of Australians towards the mining industry.

This work follows past surveys in 2014 and 2017, which produced insights on expectations for how mining is conducted in Australia.

CSIRO Director of Mineral Resources Rob Hough said the survey was an opportunity for all Australians, not just those in the mining industry, to share their views on mining, its role in the national economy, supporting energy transition, global development and in producing materials for low emission technologies.

“Mining plays a crucial role in producing the materials necessary for the transition to low emission technologies, global electrification and global development in general, and conversations generated from surveys like this will help shape the industry’s future, balancing its growth with community expectations,” Dr Hough said.

CSIRO will use the results from the survey to inform future mining related research initiatives that lead to public reports and academic publications.

The survey closes on April 11.