1st Standing Council on Energy and Resources meeting communique - 9 December 2011

Publication date: Friday, 09th December 2011.

Australian, state and territory Energy and Resources Ministers met in Melbourne on 9 December 2011 for the inaugural meeting of the Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER). Ministers welcomed the opportunity to discuss upstream and downstream energy issues in the one ministerial forum.

The Council agreed to seek to ensure the safe, prudent and competitive development of Australia's mineral and energy resources and markets to optimise long-term economic, social and environmental benefits to the community.

The meeting gave Ministers the opportunity to consider the Council's priority issues of national significance and discuss how jurisdictions will co-operatively pursue and monitor these issues.