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About CMA Australia

The Critical Minerals Association Australia will aim to favourably position Australian companies involved in the critical minerals value chain to compete effectively on the global stage.  

We will aim to give industry a unified voice at both State and Federal levels to address challenges facing critical minerals companies. 

Members will have the opportunity to take part in our working groups that will focus on addressing issues facing the industry. 

International Reach

The Critical Minerals Association Australia is part of the Critical Minerals International Alliance (CMIA), an overarching body coordinating the domestic-focused associations: CMA Australia, CMA UK, and CMA USA. We are also partnered with the Canadian Critical Minerals and Materials Alliance (C2M2A). 

Domestic Associations

Each domestic association is independent. This allows all of our CMA's to put their members' and nation's needs first while benefitting from an international network.


EST. 2020

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Meet the Team

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Namali Mackay

Founder & Managing Director

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Jeff Townsend

Founder & Director

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Olimpia Pilch

Founder & Senior Advisor

Working Groups

Members will be able to access and participate in working groups that will meet bi-monthly. Members will have the opportunity to set the agenda and drive forward change on issues that matter to them. 

Founding members will be able to apply to become chairs of working groups and steer key CMA Australia projects such as reports, roundtables, events, and outreach activities. 

Environmental, Social & Governance

Driving thought leadership on responsible supply chains.


Dismantling barriers facing critical mineral explorers and miners.

Processing & Refining

Catalysing onshore midstream and downstream processing.

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