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The Hon Madeleine King

The Hon Madeleine King

Minister for Resources & Minister for Northern Australia, Australian Government

Minister King was sworn in as Minister for Resources and Minister for Northern Australia on 1 June 2022 following election of the Albanese Government.
She was first elected to Parliament in 2016, representing the seat of Brand on the outskirts of Perth, where she was born and grew up. The seat includes some of Perth’s heavy industries, including the HMAS Stirling naval base on Garden Island and the Kwinana Industrial Area.
Her father worked at the BP oil refinery in Kwinana and her mother and grandmother ran a drapery store in Rockingham.
She was promoted to the shadow ministry in 2018 and has served as Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs and Small Business, Shadow Minister for Trade and Shadow Minister for Resources.
Before entering parliament, Minister King worked as an adviser to former minister Gary Gray, who had responsibility for Northern Australia and Resources.
She also held senior executive roles at The University of Western Australia and served as the inaugural Chief Operating Officer at the Perth USAsia Centre.
As a shadow minister, a former political adviser and through Parliamentary committee work, she was a regular visitor to Northern Australia and has been deeply engaged in issues surrounding development in the north. Minister King has a strong interest in ensuring the benefits of economic development are shared fairly and create opportunities for all segments of Australian society.
Minister King has a law degree from the University of Western Australia in Perth. She is also a keen hockey enthusiast and was a member of the WA Women’s Masters Hockey Team from 2012 to 2015.

10:05 am - 10:30 am
QME Expo Floor Theatre

Keynote Ministerial Address: Fast-tracking the transition to critical minerals – milestones and opportunities

The Australian Government is actively supporting investment in critical minerals projects, including the recently expanded $4 billion Critical Minerals Facility. The Australian Critical Minerals Prospectus showcases 52 high-quality, investment-ready projects, including mining, processing and value adding opportunities. 

Key takeaways:

  • Identifying high-quality investment in critical minerals
  • Integrating the road to net zero with the resources sector
  • Attracting investment to get minerals out of the ground, processed locally
  • Making the switch to a lower carbon economy
  • Diversification
  • Future of Mining
  • Investment Outlook