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Annual Report 2017-2018 OmbudsmanNT



Annual Report 2017-2018 OmbudsmanNT

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Tabled Papers for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT






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45 TRAINING In 2017/18, my Office delivered training and presentations to public sector officers in the following forums: Trainee Correctional Officer course; OCPE Foundation of Public Sector Governance sessions; NT Police Capability & Specialist Services Senior Leadership meeting; Electorate Officer forums; Visits to Electorate offices; National Police Standards Command Forum. The Office also facilitated formal training for a range of investigators across Government through co-ordinating delivery of a nationally accredited Certificate IV in Government (Investigations) course. This specialist qualification covers the competencies required by those responsible for statutory investigation under a range of legislation, regulations, mandated government and organisational policies and instructions. It is a 2 week intensive course. Providing the course internally, as this office has done in the past, requires suitably skilled and formally trained staff at senior level within the Office. It also requires considerable effort to maintain national accreditation through a registered training organisation. With the departure of a staff member who previously conducted the course, the Office must consider the best way to facilitate the provision of appropriate investigative training for NT public sector officers in the future. This may involve internal provision but may equally involve acting as a facilitator or proponent for such training. While these options are considered, the Office has directed interested applicants to alternate training sources. OTHER INVOLVEMENT WITH PUBLIC AUTHORITIES My Office also maintained contact with public authorities and officers in the following ways: numerous meetings between the Ombudsman and various public authority chief executives or senior executives; regular meetings with Police senior executives and members of the Police Standards Command; regular meetings with Correctional Services, PWC and Jacana Energy.

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