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Annual Report 1986/1987 Department of the Chief Minister



Annual Report 1986/1987 Department of the Chief Minister

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Tabled Paper 277


Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT






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- 3 ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT The primary responsibility of the Department of the Chief Minister is to provide an administrative service to the Chief Minister and Cabinet, and provide advice on a wide range of policy matters. The Department also acts as a co-ordinating agent for the Northern Territory Government, monitoring progress and achievements of the Government's overall policy objectives. In addition to its advisory and co-ordinating roles, the Department is required from time to time to initiate and develop new policies and programs. FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT The primary function of the Department continues to be the provision of advice and administrative support services to the Chief Minister as the Head of the Northern Territory Government and Chairman of Cabinet. The Department has specific responsibility for: development of government policy in areas indicated by the Chief Minister or Cabinet; secretariat services for Cabinet and for Executive Council; co-ordination of Northern Territory Government administration; Parliamentary liaison and inter-government relations including federal affairs; drafting of legislation and statutory instruments; electoral matters; women's affairs and secretariat services to Women's Advisory Council; staffing and general administrative services to all Northern Territory Government Ministers and the Leader of the Opposition; staffing and general administrative services for the Administrator of the Northern Territory;

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