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Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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178 Department of Justice Registrar-General Registers dealings with land and other property, powers of attorney, births, deaths, marriages and changes of name and sex. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Records maintained1 1.2M 1.2M 1.22M Registrations2 30 000 33 000 32 000 Searches 0.7M 0.85M 0.8M Client satisfaction 95% 95% 95% Life event certificates issued within 24 hours3 95% 95% 95% Life events registered within 72 hours3 95% 95% 95% Land dealings and instruments registered within 48 hours 97% 97% 97% 1 Records maintained in the Land Titles, General Registry, Births, Deaths, Marriages, Changes of Name, Adoptions and Ministers of Religion registers. 2 Increase is due to a one-off period of free searches and change of name services in Births, Deaths and Marriages relating to alcohol reforms. 3 Life events are birth, death, marriage, change of name and change of sex. Public Trustee Provides will registry, will making, trustee and estate administration services. Manages restrained and forfeited property under the Criminal Property ForfeitureAct. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Deceased estates active1 160 140 140 Deceased estates finalised 160 160 140 Finalise deceased estates: within 12 months 65% 65% 65% within 24 months 80% 85% 85% Trusts active 660 660 660 Trusts finalised 90 100 100 Wills prepared 300 250 250 Client satisfaction 90% 90% 90% 1 Reduction in 2011-12 due to Public Trustee clearing a backlog of older estates. Health and Community Services Complaints Commission Resolves complaints against providers of health and community services in the Territory and recommends improvements in the standard and quality of service delivery. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Inquiries and complaints received 600 550 550 Inquiries and complaints closed 540 500 500 Complaints resolved within 180 days of receipt > 70% > 70% > 80%

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