The resources in the ground in Australia are owned by the Australian federal government on behalf of Australian citizens, not the mining companies which extract them.

By Andrew Mackinnon

Last updated: 25th November, 2023

The resources in the ground in Australia, including natural gas, coal, iron ore, bauxite, copper sulfide and many other minerals and metals, are owned by the Australian federal government on behalf of Australian citizens, not the privately owned mining companies which extract them. Read more...