The Honourable Scott Stewart MP
Minister for Resources, Queensland Government
- Title: The Queensland Way: developing a resilient, responsible and sustainable resources industry
- When: Monday 26 June, 9.30–9.50am
- Stream: Minerals Policy & Governance for the New Economy
Scott Stewart is the Queensland Minister for Resources and Member for Townsville.
As Minister for Resources, he is responsible for one of the state’s largest industries, which supports more than 75,000 good jobs and is worth $74 billion dollars to the Queensland economy.
In 2022, Minister Stewart launched the Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan. The plan sets out a clear 30-year vision for the sector with a focus on Queensland becoming a global leader in supplying critical minerals and ESG credentialing.
The Minister is passionate about the future of mining in Queensland and recently announced the location of Australia’s first critical mineral common user facility in Townsville alongside the Premier.
During his time as Minister for Resources, he has overseen the largest increase in minerals exploration since 2011 and continues to be a strong advocate for new and existing projects in government.
He has strong personal ties to the resources sector and is a proud great grandson to Walter John Davidson, who was one of the original Mount Isa mine workers in the 1920s.
Before entering Parliament as the Member for Townsville in 2015, Minister Stewart worked in education for 28 years, serving as a principal and teacher in several state high schools.
Upon his election in October 2015, he served as the Chair of the Education, Tourism, Innovation and Small Business Committee and as deputy speaker.
Minister Stewart is a strong and active leader within the community. He understands and appreciates the value of education and sees it as the key to success.
He holds a Bachelor of Education and a master's degree from the Queensland University of Technology.
- Last updated
- 21 July 2023
- Last reviewed
- 21 February 2023