Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget
Tabled paper 1785
Tabled papers for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled By Delia Lawrie
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176 Department of Justice Anti-Discrimination Commission Provides anti-discrimination education, training and public awareness to the private sector, Government and the general community. Accepts, investigates and conciliates complaints, and conducts public hearings in respect of anti-discrimination matters. Provides complaint and advocacy services for people receiving treatment under the MentalHealthandRelatedServicesAct, through the Community Visitor Program(CVP). Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Public awareness/community-based events, development of educational resources and training (hours)1 100 300 300 Participant satisfaction with training 85% 85% 85% Complaint handling: complaints (includes complaints carried over) 300 300 300 complaints accepted 100 100 120 complaints outstanding (in progress) 200 200 200 complaints finalised (includes rejected figure) 160 160 160 percentage of accepted complaints settled 35% 35% 35% complaints closed within eight months of receipt 60% 60% 60% Policy hours (advice from ADC and CVP) 60 60 120 CVP statutory compliance: contact within one working day of request 100% 100% 100% panel and community visitor inspections completed 8 8 8 1 Revised measure: expanded to include development of educational resources and training hours. Childrens Commissioner The Northern Territorys Office of the Childrens Commissioner is responsible for investigating complaints regarding required services for vulnerable children, monitoring the administration of the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007 as it relates to vulnerable children, dealing with submissions received by the Commissioner regarding the recommendations arising from the Board of Inquiry into the Child Protection System of the Northern Territory and monitoring the Territorys response to the Little Children are Sacred Report. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Approaches received1 75 90 90 Number of referrals1,2 8 14 14 Complaints investigated1 50 60 65 Public awareness and education programs1 12 59 28 1 Increased education programs in 2011-12 to inform the community of legislative reforms and expanded responsibilities are expected to result in an increase in the number of approaches, complaints and referrals. 2 Complaints referred to another body for investigation.
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