Ministerial Statement A Health and Community Services Strategy for the Northern Territory Building the Foundations
Tabled paper 779
Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled By Jane Aagaard
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To this end, I wish to give notice to you, Madam Speaker, that I intend to report on the progress we have made in implementing the Review in this place in twelve months time. I do not intend to fall into the trap of previous Ministers who failed to implement their Reviews. We will succeed if we stick to the core values of: o Facing the truth frankly and taking responsibility for it; o Committing to sustainable budgets and financial management; o Transparency o Sharpening our goals focus, and measuring our success o Strong accountability; o Good governance. I look forward to tabling the Martin Labor Governments Health and Community Services Five-Year Strategy in several months time. Finally, I wish to record the Governments deep appreciation of the work of the reviewers and their staff: the people of the Territory have been well served by their efforts. Madam Speaker, President Jimmy Carter said: The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny. President Carter was speaking of our personal responsibility for our own health. But he could equally Page 16 of 17