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Annual Report 2006-2007 Department of Natural Resources Environment and the Arts



Annual Report 2006-2007 Department of Natural Resources Environment and the Arts

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Tabled papers for 10th Assembly 2005 - 2008; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT






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C o r p o r a t e C om m M iraiicaritno irB Dissemination of information across all levels within an Agency is paramount for effective corporate governance. The Agency has developed several mechanisms for ensuring effective internal and external communication. Internet and Intranet The Agency maintains an employee only Intranet resource and publicly accessible Internet site, with each containing over 1000 pages of information. The Internet site provides an on-line presence for the Agency to present its information and services to an ever expanding audience that use the World Wide Web as a data tool. The Agency received 104 emails through its Internet feedback mechanism regarding its activities and requests for information. The Agency is in the process of updating and re-designing its website to conform with the new look and feel of all Northern Territory Government Agencies. The Agency also launched the North,ern Territorys first web enabled data information tool, NRETA Maps. This publicly available application allows users to access soil, vegetation and groundwater information. The Agency has received positive feedback from internal and external clients regarding the Internet sites ease of use. The Intranet site for Agency employees provides access to Executive Leadership Group meeting minutes, governance protocols, staff training opportunities, employment information and news within the Agency. Both sites are regularly reviewed for content accuracy and technological improvements. Future Priorities Complete the transfer of data from the current website to the new look Northern Territory Government Website. Enable a web application that will allow users to search for activities within the Parks area of the Internet, specific to activities and facilities of regions in the Northern Territory. Update database functions for public use of information related to the Australian Virtual Herbarium Chief Executives Newsletter A fortnightly newsletter penned by the Chief Executive is posted on the Intranet. This newsletter keeps employees informed of corporate initiatives and developments, key achievements by employees within . the Agency, across Agency projects and community based interaction by the Agency. Media Release Distribution The Marketing and Communications Business Unit issued 216 media releases to local, national and international media in relation to the Agencys activities. This figure incorporates both proactive and reactive releases to media inquiries, and does not include general requests for interviews by media with Agency staff. Media training for 15 staff was also coordinated by the Marketing and Communications Unit. 2006-07 Media Releases Issued 169 - 2-1:6 . N O R T H E R N T E'R R l T O R Y ' 6 V E f t @ ' ' B BgM(atlgn -BK)WOI3@KlBfr[iffl1f AW E) IT BIB' a R f ANNUAL R E P O R T

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