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Australian firms eye huge US backing following critical materials deal

Lithiun mining in Australia
Lithiun mining in Australia: the country is now set to become an alternative source of supply for critical minerals, a market currently dominated by Chinese companies (Photo: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg)

The critical minerals agreement signed between the US and Australia paves the way for Washington’s clean technology standards to play a bigger role across the Indo-Pacific. On the sidelines of the G7 summit in Hiroshima last month, Australia and the US signed a “climate, critical minerals and clean energy transformation ...

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