Our Work

As an industry we face a number of challenges, these include:

  • A high level of risk, coupled with a high level of uncertainty
  • A competitive global and national investment environment
  • Excessive territory, state and federal regulations
  • Limited understanding of the industry, which can lead to opposition

We work across a wide range of legislative, regulatory, policy and community issues to ensure that our industry is strongly represented.

AMECs latest advocacy achievements


Industry based standing committees and working groups ensure our many policies and advocacy initiatives are focused. The views of member companies are integral to policy positions adopted and implemented by AMEC. If you are interested in joining an AMEC Committee or Working Group please contact the Association. Your organisation must be a current AMEC Member to participate.

Standing Committees

Our Committees serve an integral role in ensuring that AMEC’s policies and statements in all jurisdictions reflect the best possible outcomes for industry. The broad range of industry skills and extensive expertise of our committee members and their willingness to provide a wide variety of opinion and advice to AMEC is one of our key strengths. AMEC considers that it is the people on-the-ground that interact with relevant government policy and decision-makers on a day-to-day basis are in the best position to shape AMEC’s policy initiatives. The Committees meet quarterly to discuss furthering policy reform and respond to issues affecting the sector.

AMEC’s Committees include:

  • Aboriginal Affairs
  • Environment and Water
  • Corporate Regulation and Tax
  • Mining Legislation
  • Safety

Advisory Committees

AMEC has Advisory Committees in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Northern Territory, and are establishing a Victorian Advisory Committee, which support the framing and delivery of AMEC’s policy approach in each of these jurisdictions. The committees are formed around a core group of members with an investment in mineral exploration and mining in the relevant jurisdiction. AMEC relies on the views and opinions of this group to shape its policy responses to Government and Ministers. The Advisory Committees meet regularly to discuss furthering policy reform and respond to issues affecting the sector.

AMEC’s Committees include:

  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia

Working Groups

AMEC forms working groups to progress a policy response for a commodity or on a specific issue. These groups ensure that our policies and advocacy initiatives represent the industry’s views.

AMEC’s current working groups include:

  • Graphite
  • Lithium & Battery Minerals
  • Potash
  • Uranium
  • ASX
  • Energy