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Annual Report 1994/1995 Department of the Chief Minister



Annual Report 1994/1995 Department of the Chief Minister

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ANNUAL REPORT 1994-95 MANAGEMENT SERVICES OVERVIEW The role of Management Services is to provide corporate support service to Ministers and Ministerial staff, the Leader of the Opposition and his staff, Departmental staff and staff within Government House. Corporate support service provided includes, financial functions, human resource management, general office functions and information systems support The past year has been one of high activity for Management Services and there were a number of events during die year which are worthy of particular note. The Council of Australian Governments Meeting was held in Parliament House on 19 August 1994. Management Services staff assisted the Ceremonial and Hospitality Unit of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in securing hotel accommodation (in excess of 100 rooms), setting up meeting rooms and providing support as was needed. Other assistance included the supply of communication and security requirements. The opening of Parliament House and the relocation of Ministers and their staff, and staff of the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel and the Information Systems Unit Apart from the effort of physically moving, considerable planning was required to ensure communications were fully operational at all times. The expansion of the Alice Springs Office to provide advice and perform tasks associated with the Office of the Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Office of Ethnic Affairs and the Northern Territory Electoral Office. Management Services was given responsibility for coordinating the office, with Alice Springs staff reporting direcdy to other Unit Heads as appropriate. The relocation of the Office of the Auditor-General to Northern Territory House led the Auditor-General to request his administrative support arrangement with the Department of Health and Community Services be transferred to the Department of the Chief Minister. Support is provided in the areas of finance, human resource management and general office services. The attendance by the Director at the 32nd Standing Advisory Committee on Commonwealth/State Co-operation for Protection Against Violence (SAC-PAV) in Canberra on 10 November 1994. 52