Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory
Tabled Paper 390
Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
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33 GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE The Government Printing Office continued to successfully provide Government with an effective printing service during the 1986/87 financial year handling 4,836 individual jobs. Total operating income for the year was $5 ,400,409 and consisted of $4,659,174 from general printing sales, $544,911 from Forms Unit sales and $196,324 from NT Information Centre sales. A dissection of revenue statistics from the Information Centre indicates that approximately 62.8% of their income was generated from sales of NT Legislation, 11.3% from NT Government publications, 21.3% from sale of Australian Government Publishing Service publications and 4.4% from Gazettes, Non-Government publications and miscellaneous items. Indications from unaudited financial statements for the year are that a net loss of $298,204 will occur. The commercial printing sector continued to be consistently utilized by Government Printing Office for specialized operations including screen printing, continuous stationery and urgent 4-colour printing. Work was also sub-contracted as required to meet client delivery deadlines when peak work loads could not be handled by available in-house resources. A total of $864,415 (18.5%) of general printing sales were sub-contracted to interstate and local suppliers by the Client Services Section. Of this total, $474 ,474 was sub-contracted to the local Northern Territory market by the Government Printing Office. Additionally, various NT Government Departments, statutory authorities and commissions also dealt directly with local and interstate suppliers thereby increasing the value of support given to the private sector by Government. Printing Industry Week Involvement in the inaugural Northern Territory Printing Industry Week and Printing Industry Craftsmanship Awards in July 1987 assisted in maintaining continuing good relationships with both local and interstate commercial printing sectors. The Government Printing Office was successful in receiving the award for excellence in the 4-colour Poster and Print Section. The high standard of entries submitted indicated that the local printing industry can produce quality work that is equal to that produced interstate.