Rare earth refers to a group of 17 elements that are used to make a range of hi-tech gadgets.
Australia is changing its immigration policy to attract more skilled workers from the U.S. to fill posts in its booming mining and gas industries.
The Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland coast of Australia is home to a wealth of marine life. The reef is home to 400 types of coral and 1,500 species of fish.
China is currently the biggest producer of rare earth elements (REE) in the world. Giving them the upperhand over a range of raw materials used in electronic equipment such as mobile phones and motor vehicles.