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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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179 Department of Justice Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Provides an independent public prosecution service for the Northern Territory and provides witness and victim support services throughout the criminal justice process through the Witness Assistance Service. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget New matters1 1 400 1 400 1 400 Finalisations: Supreme Court pleas 220 220 220 Supreme Court trials 50 50 50 Supreme Court withdrawn 50 50 50 not committed to Supreme Court 20 20 20 CSJ2 hearings/pleas 815 815 815 CSJ2 withdrawn 245 245 245 appeals at all levels 75 75 75 Findings of guilt (including guilty pleas): in Supreme Court 90% 90% 90% in CSJ2 90% 90% 90% Convictions after trial hearing 80% 80% 80% Filing of indictments within 28 days of committal 65% 65% 65% Supreme Court matters withdrawn less than 28 days before a trial was to commence 65% 65% 65% Witness Assistance Service clients 1 300 1 300 1 300 Duty prosecutor days 1 000 1 000 1 000 1 Includes all criminal files referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions by police. 2 Court of Summary Jurisdiction (CSJ). Environment Protection Authority The Environment Protection Authority is an independent statutory body. It provides public advice to Government on governance frameworks for best practice environmental protection and sustainability, and evaluation of environmental management and compliance practices within the Territory. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Strategic advice final advice provided to Government 2 2 2 formal public stakeholder events held 8 8 8 discussion papers and reports released 2 4 2 Reviews and assessments incoming referrals from public and Government 4 4 4 projects and reviews commenced 3 5 3 Monitoring and reports cumulative impact reports released 1 1 1

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