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Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development



Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development

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Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT






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BUSINESS AND TRADE DEVELOPMENT GROUP SERVICES The Business and Trade Development Group delivers services under Output 1 through the following structure: Figure 9: Business and Trade Development Divisions Supporting Outputs Business and Trade Development Group General Manager Geoff Farnell Business Services Division Director Doug Phillips International Business Division Acting Director Quentin Killian Industry Development Division Director Murray Hird Petroleum and Mining Support Division Director Ross Trevena Defence Support Division Director Gareth James Commercial Services Division Director Neil Almond Territory Business Centres Provides the first contact and referral point for many services and products from government agencies, including business information, lodgement and issue of permits and registrations required to operate a business, and links to departmental assistance programs. Territory Business Centres (TBC) are based in Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. Key Achievements Updated the TBC website to make licence applications available to clients online and ensure businesses have ready access to business related and licence information. Since introducing the online licence services in September 2003, the TBC has received more than 2 400 on-line transactions. Provided more than 8 000 clients with business information kits and licence information packages about the requirements to operate in the NT. Received 24 905 applications on behalf of NT Government agencies. Figure 10: Total customer contacts provided through Territory Business Centres 1999 to 2004 100 000 -i 80 000 60 000 40 000 20 000 0 47 976 91 342 78 067 56 054 84 178 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 Department of Business, Industry & Resource Development 23 An nu al R ep or t

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