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Annual Report 2010-2011 Northern Territory of Australia Aboriginal Areas



Annual Report 2010-2011 Northern Territory of Australia Aboriginal Areas

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HUMAN RESOURCESMANAGING OUR PEOPLE - ABORIGINAL AREAS PROTECTION AUTHORITY - 33 procedures for the resolution of both formal and informal complaints. Staff with managerial responsibilities is made aware of the Authoritys obligations under the Anti-Discrimination Act and the principles of equity and merit that underpin the Authoritys Equal Employment Opportunity objectives. There were no allegations of workplace harassment made within the period of the report. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) The Authoritys EAP is an external program providing professional and confidential counseling for all employees and their immediate family members. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY The Authority continues to be committed to providing a safe workplace for all its employees and consultants. The Authority encourages the participation of every staff member in achieving a healthy and safe working environment. This commitment is demonstrated by its high emphasis on fieldwork safety and training at both the Darwin and Alice Springs offices. Members of staff are encouraged to raise any issues with the nominated OH&S officer and are ensured of a prompt response. OH&S is a standing item on the agenda for the All Staff meetings usually conducted once per fortnight. There were no significant OH&S issues arising from Authority staff with the period of the report. WORKERS COMPENSATION There were no workers compensation claims made within the period of the report. STAFF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT Training and Development focuses on providing the skills and competencies necessary for staff to perform the tasks involved in achieving the desired outcomes of the Authority. The Authority recognises that training is a continuous process integrated with, and running parallel to work. Courses included: Professional Development allowance; Continued professional development support through study leave; Senior Management Workshop; Future Leaders Program; Machinery of Government; Defensive four wheel driving; First aid; Cultural awareness; and MapInfo and project management. The Authority spent $79 000 on training programs in 2010-11 representing 4 per cent of expenditure for goods and services.

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