Resources Programs

The department administers a number of programs aimed at assisting the resources sector to develop internationally competitive and sustainable industries.

The current programs administered by the department's Resources Division are:

  • Exploring for the Future
    On 3 May 2016, the Australian Government announced $100 million funding for the Exploring the Future programme.
  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
    The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a voluntary mechanism which promotes and supports improved governance in resource-rich countries through the full publication and verification of company payments and government revenues from oil, gas, and mining.
  • Gas Acceleration Program
    The $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP) aims to increase the supply of gas into the east coast gas market by accelerating the development of known significant onshore gas resources.
  • Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry
    The Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry program supports the sustainable development of the Australian mining industry.
  • Working in Partnership
    The Working in Partnership (WIP) initiative supports and encourages cultural change in relations between Indigenous communities and the mining industry, and promotes long term, effective partnerships which benefit all stakeholders.
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