AusIMM’s Advocacy Framework

Supported by the AusIMM Board’s Policy and Advocacy Committee, the AusIMM undertakes an active program of advocacy in areas affecting our 13,000 members and the communities in which they work. As professionals working across government, industry and academia, AusIMM members recognise that applying and continually improving professional practice in the minerals sector delivers the safest, most productive and sustainable outcomes for society as a whole. With no sectional interest, AusIMM members are uniquely positioned to provide insight into policy settings based on their technical knowledge and operational experience.

The AusIMM’s Advocacy Framework is primarily intended as a guide for all AusIMM members about their important role as minerals professionals advocating for the highest standards of professional excellence in the minerals sector. It is also a valuable guide for all stakeholders in the minerals sector that sets out the important role that minerals professionals play in our communities.

The guide explains what advocacy is, why we do it, and explains our priority areas of focus. It is not an exhaustive list of every policy or advocacy issue affecting members. Instead it sets a high level framework under which all members can actively and confidently be engaged as effective advocates.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of AusIMM’s Advocacy Framework, or raise an upcoming opportunity for consideration, please email

The AusIMM builds careers and communities

We do this by providing leadership and opportunities for minerals professionals

Our advocacy work aims to:

  1. Promote the benefits of career long learning and the pursuit of professional best practice
  2. Increase community support for the minerals sector and minerals professionals
  3. Encourage governments to set clear, best practice regulatory requirements
Priority areas of interest Roles and responsibilities
1. Professional best practice

Individual members – communicate AusIMM-approved advocacy positions, identify new advocacy opportunities, contribute to the development of our advocacy

AusIMM Communities of Interest – (above, plus) channel our advocacy messages back to their communities and identify local opportunities

AusIMM Board – (above, plus) approve new advocacy positions and undertake periodic review of the advocacy framework

AusIMM CEO and President – (above, plus) lead and coordinate AusIMM engagement with the media and governments

2. Professional recognition and mobility
3. Diversity, equality and opportunity
4. The future of the sector
5. Community and environment sustainability
6. Health and safety leadership

View the advocacy framework document.