The mining industry is important to Australia. It brings in billions of dollars of export income. It provides work for over 750,000 Australians. It supports communities all across the country, today and into the future.
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Marie Bourgoin grew up in France, literally a world away from Australian mining. Now she is a Manager at Rio Tinto's Operations Centre in Perth, where the walls of the centre are lined with screens, monitoring rail, port and mine movements up to 1,500 kilometers away.
These people work hard, look after each other and are committed to Australia. Australian Mining.
Australia is the world's leading producer of bauxite and iron ore; the second largest producer of alumina, lead and manganese; the third largest producer of brown coal, gold, nickel, zinc and uranium; the fourth largest producer of aluminium, black coal and silver; and the fifth largest producer of tin.2
The nation not only exports raw materials: it is arguably the world's top supplier of mining technologies and services.3 At least 60 per cent of the world's mines operate with Australian-made and designed software.