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.
- 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.