Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development
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Economic Performance Provides an economic information and advice service for industry, business, government and the community on a wide range of business and industry and resource development issues. This was primarily directed at improving the capacity, performance and sustainability of NT businesses and industries. Key Achievements O O Delivered economic opportunity advice to support policy developments in DBIRD and 0 other agencies, advised on economy-wide impacts and issues, and analysed priority a : sectoral developmental opportunities. "03 Delivered an economic performance program that contributed to improvements in the 13 availability, quantity and quality of economic statistics. Also provided information and advice on business climate indicators, regional economic profiles, industry production ^ values, employment trends, and consumer debit and credit. Provided an economic outlook program, including the 10th NT Regional Outlook Conference in Darwin in November 2003, quarterly assessments, Sensis and other research reports, and annual outlook analyses for the NTs industry sectors. International Services Provides a key supporting role in implementation of the NT Governments Asian Engagement Strategy. Also delivers business and skilled migration services that assist the Governments broad economic development objectives and the implementation of the Economic Development Strategy. Key Achievements Completed phase one of the trial implementation of the Indonesian customs facility in Darwin. Assisted Ministerial and departmental overseas visits. Supported overseas travel by the Chief Minister to promote trade with the NT, including visits to East Timor and China. Provided support to the NT Government representative offices in Indonesia, the Philippines and East Timor. Coordinated the NT Government committee to assist the implementation of the Asian Engagement Plan. Released the N T Business and Skilled Migration Strategy Discussion Paper for public comment. Promoted the NT as a business and skilled migration destination internationally, including: - NT/Commonwealth/State Business Skills Entry promotional events in Taipei, Taiwan, Guangzhou and Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China, February 2004. - Information and promotional workshops in Shanghai and Suzhou, Peoples Republic of China, February 2004 (in partnership with a Chinese-based Australian registered migration agent). - Emigrate 2004, a major emigration event, Surrey, United Kingdom, March 2004. Certified: - 57 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme nominations. - 26 Regional Temporary Residence nominations. - 11 Nominated Temporary Business Entry nominations. - Seven Business Skills Entry sponsorships. 30 Department of Business, Industry & Resource; Development
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