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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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Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




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i ANNUAL REPORT 1994-95 0 OFFICIAL OPENING OF PARLIAMENT HOUSE The Northern Territorys new Parliament House was officially opened by the Governor- General on 18 August 1994. In attendance at the official opening were the Premiers of all Australian States and the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory. The Council of Australian Governments is chaired by the Prime Minister and is attended by Premiers of all States and the Chief Ministers of the two Territories. Its meeting on 19 August 1994 was held in Darwin, the first time that the Council has met in the Northern Territory. At the April 199S meeting of the Council of Australian Governments, agreement was reached between the Commonwealth, the States and the Territories on the form of a National Competition Policy aimed at developing a more competitive Australian economy and the phasing out of practices which are non-competitive. Competition Policy legislation was passed by the Commonwealth on 30 June 1995 and is the basis of a Competition Policy Code to be adopted by all Australian jurisdictions. The Domestic Violence Strategy was originally launched in April 1994, however, there has been significant activity in the last year including the establishment of Domestic Violence Coordination Committees, the development of community education programs and the commencement of Territory-wide collection of data on domestic violence. Of particular importance was the development of a Plan of Action for Aboriginal Communities. 0 MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF A USTRAUAN GOVERNMENTS NATIONAL COMPETITION POLICY 0 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STRATEGY