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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 With improved accounting strategies and budget monitoring now being required, reporting formats have been restructured to give more emphasis to receipts and cashflow projections. Preparation of consultancy contracts for the Office of Ethnic Affairs, the Domestic Violence Strategy and the Police Review. The Australia Day Councils funding arrangements were reviewed and services will continue to be provided. Programs were restructured to reflect a program for women entitled Women's Status, with sub-programs being the Office of Women's Affairs, the Domestic Violence Strategy and the Women's Advisory Council. PROGRAM FOR 1995-96 Enhance the current budget system by: more effectively monitoring expenditure and receipts against cashflow projections; promoting the development of more realistic cashflow projections upon which Treasury will base transfers of allocation from the Consolidated Revenue Account. Review financial delegations and relevant manuals in accordance with the Financial Management Act and Procurement Act. PERSONNEL FUNCTIONS There was a significant increase in recruitment activity during the year. Forty six vacancies were advertised in the Northern Territory Government Gazette. Fifteen positions were advertised in the media. In addition, the Personnel Section was responsible for the advertising of the positions of Ombudsman for the Northern Territory, and the Managing Director, Northern Territory Tourist Commission. These positions were extensively advertised throughout Australia. Details of 217 interpreters and translators employed by the Northern Territory Interpreter and Translator Service, Office of Ethnic Affairs, were entered into the Personnel and Integrated Payroll System (PIPS). 54